Federal agents received information that someone was selling heroin and crack cocaine in New Haven. A Connecticut man police believed to be the person they were looking for recently pleaded guilty to possession and distribution of an illegal substance. For those drug charges, he has been sentenced to serve over nine years of combined prison and probation time.
The man was sentenced after having been arrested on drug charges two years earlier. Court papers and other sources have stated that authorities with a federal anti-drug agency received information concerning the man's possible involvement with drug trafficking. He was accused of selling drugs such as crack cocaine to many people in the New Haven area of Connecticut.
After police made a traffic stop of the man's car, a search allegedly revealed crack cocaine bundled in small baggies supposedly for the purpose of selling it. Police also later conducted a search of the man's home and are reported to have found additional drugs as well as cash and a weapon. There were several different agencies that were involved in this case.
The Connecticut man was held in jail following his arrest where it was discovered he had prior arrests and convictions for similar drug charges. He may have chosen to plead guilty to one of the counts against him, in the hopes of getting a lesser sentence. Federal law ensures that an individual's rights are protected and that the individual is allowed to seek information that may help them to decide on the best course of action when in a situation like this arises.
Source: articles.courant.com, "New Haven Man Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison For Crack Distribution," July 26, 2013