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August 8, 2014

New Haven Man Pleads Guilty to Crack Distribution Charge

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that AARON MOORE, also known as “S-K,” 29, of New Haven, pleaded guilty today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez in Hartford to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).

According to court documents and statements made in court, this matter stems from an investigation conducted by the FBI New Haven Safe Streets Task Force into drug distribution and related gang activity in The Hill neighborhood of New Haven. The investigation, which included the use of court-authorized wiretaps, revealed that members and associates of the Southside Bloods were distributing large quantities of crack cocaine.

MOORE is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson on October 31, 2014, at with time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 40 years.

On September 19, 2012, a federal grand jury sitting in New Haven returned a 13-count indictment charging MOORE and eight co-defendants with conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine, and various counts of distribution of crack cocaine. MOORE was a fugitive until his arrest in June 2014 in Troy, N.Y. He has been detained since his arrest.

All of the charged defendants have pleaded guilty.

This matter has been investigated by the FBI’s New Haven Safe Streets Task Force, including the New Haven, Hamden and Milford Police Departments, and the State of Connecticut Department of Correction. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Anthony Kaplan and Gordon Hall.

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