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Efrain “Frankie” Molina, 34, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute, and to possess with intent to distribute, more than 100 grams of heroin and more than 500 grams of cocaine before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden.
According to court documents, last December a cooperating witness told investigators that Molina’s uncle, Carlitos “Carlos” Molina, was transporting kilograms of heroin and cocaine from his home in South Carolina to be sold by his nephew in Bridgeport.
The source, accompanied by an undercover Bridgeport cop, agreed to do the deal at a Bridgeport restaurant Jan. 17.
During the meeting, the DEA source gave a pre-arranged signal and agents moved in, arresting the Molinas.
Carlitos Molina, 48, has been detained since, and has also pleaded guilty to federal drug dealing conspiracy charges.
The elder Molina is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 17, where he faces at least five years in prison — and, after serving that time, up to 10 years of a meth trafficking conviction out of Georgia for which he was on parole.
Efrain Molina has been released on $150,000 bond. His sentencing has not yet been scheduled.