Port Chester man sentenced for trafficking narcotics and firearms

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A Port Chester man has been sentenced for trafficking narcotics and firearms.

Cristian Fernandez will spend 17 years behind bars with five years of supervised release following his time in prison.

Authorities say between 2017 and 2018, the 45-year-old led a transnational criminal organization that trafficked heroin and guns in Port Chester.

According to officials,  in one transaction, on Dec. 12, 2017, Fernandez sold a 7.62 mm AK-type rifle with evidence of discharge in the barrel and a 20-gauge shotgun, both operable, along with nearly 450 grams of heroin mixed with fentanyl for the total price of $25,600.

Fernandez pleaded guilty on Dec. 5, 2019, before U.S. District Court Judge Vincent L. Briccetti, who imposed the sentence.

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