DANBURY, Conn. — A 40-year-old Danbury man has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in federal prison for selling cocaine and storing a cache of illegal guns, prosecutors said.
Ramon Monroig, also known as “Ray Rock,” was also sentenced Thursday by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to three years of supervised release for the drug and firearm offenses, said U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre M. Daly.
According to court documents and statements made in court, between January and May 2016, investigators made multiple controlled purchases of cocaine from Monroig.
On July 19, investigators conducted a court-authorized search of Danbury property that Monroig used as a stash house and seized an AK-47 assault rifle, a 9mm handgun, numerous rounds of ammunition, 22 grams of cocaine packaged for sale, a container holding 313 grams of marijuana, and items associated with the processing and packaging of drugs.
Monroig was stopped as he drove from the Danbury property, where a search of his vehicle turned up 24 grams of cocaine and 200 grams of marijuana, all of which was packaged for sale.
He was arrested on state charges at this time and was released on bond.
On the morning of July 20, Danbury police were preparing to execute a search warrant at a Danbury storage unit where Monroig kept a car when they noticed that occupants of a vehicle were watching the activity.
The vehicle then sped off. Police stopped the car several blocks away and found Monroig, his sister and sister’s boyfriend inside.
A search of the car, which was impounded because it was unregistered, revealed $8,400 in cash. The cash included prerecorded bills that investigators used to make controlled purchases of narcotics from Monroig during the investigation.
On Nov. 15, Monroig pleaded guilty to one count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
As part of his sentence, Monroig forfeited the two firearms, two iPhones, a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro and $9,582 in cash.
This case was investigated by the FBI, Danbury Police Department and Brookfield Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Vizcarrondo.
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