New Haven woman sent to prison for role in heroin trafficking ring


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A New Haven woman will spend time behind bars for her involvement in a heroin trafficking ring.

52-year-old Wanda Piscil was sentenced on Monday to two years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for distributing heroin.

According to court documents and statements made in court, heroin was regularly purchased by Bienvenido and Antonio Gonzalez from suppliers in the Bronx, N.Y and sold on the street through a network of distributors, including Piscil. An investigation into the New Haven-based heroin trafficking organization involved DEA agents conducting controlled purchases of narcotics.Related Content: Bridgeport Grand Jury indicts 23 on charges related to heroin distribution

The investigation resulted in federal charges against 24 individuals.

Piscil was arrested on March 1, 2017 and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribution of, heroin on Nov. 1.

Bienvenido and Antonio Gonzalez previously pleaded guilty to related charges and will be sentenced at a later date.

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