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Hartford man sentenced for fentanyl distribution

A Hartford man was sentenced to Thursday to seven years in federal prison and five years probation for his role in a fentanyl trafficking operation.

According to court documents and statements made in court, law enforcement officials received information in January 2019 that Leggett and Dante Barnes, also known as “Tre,” were trafficking narcotics in Hartford. The investigation revealed that Leggett and Barnes were using Leggett’s residence on Lenox Street in Hartford to package and store fentanyl and other drugs, according to court records.

Between January and March 2019, investigators conducted multiple controlled purchases of fentanyl and cocaine from Barnes in Hartford and Farmington, according to court records

Leggett and Barnes were arrested on March 5, 2019.