A 20-year-old Danbury man was sentenced to two and a half years in prison Friday for his role in violent home invasions targeting Danbury area drug dealers.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in January 2013 the Danbury Police Department began investigating a narcotics trafficking network that maintained a series of drug distribution locations, known as trap houses, in Danbury, out of which members of the organization sold crack and heroin. The organization also rented hotel rooms where they packaged and distributed narcotics.
During the investigation, law enforcement learned that the individuals who headed the drug trafficking ring had organized and committed armed home invasion robberies of marijuana dealers.
Jordano Perdomo, of Danbury, participated in home invasion robberies on Jan. 30 and Feb. 14, 2013. During both of these robberies — and a third in which Perdomo did not participate — several men wearing masks and armed with firearms forced entry into the residence of a known marijuana dealer.
Once inside, the perpetrators attempted to or did steal marijuana and cash. In each instance, the perpetrators pistol whipped a victim and threatened to kill others within the home.
Perdomo brandished a BB gun during both of the robberies in which he participated. During the robbery on Feb. 14, Perdomo held a woman at gunpoint in her bedroom and threatened to harm her if she called the police.
Perdomo has been detained since his arrest on Oct. 23, 2013. On March 20, 2014, he pleaded guilty to one count of interference with commerce by robbery and one count of attempted interference with commerce by robbery.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office advocated for a sentence within the federal sentencing guidelines range of 70 to 87 months of imprisonment.
He was sentenced Friday to 30 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release.
Based off a release from the State's Attorney Office.