Leader of New Haven heroin ring sentenced

(WTNH) — The leader of a New Haven heroin ring will now spend 12 years behind bars.

The judge sentenced 44-year-old Wilson Vazquez to federal prison on Wednesday.

Investigations revealed Vasquez ran a drug ring in the Fair Haven neighborhood.

Police seized more than a pound of heroin, guns and gars.

All 17 people arrested as part of this investigation have pleaded guilty.