Two New Haven Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Role in Gang-Related Crack Cocaine Distribution Ring
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that two New Haven men involved in a gang-related crack cocaine distribution ring were sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford. MUJAHID MUHAMMED, also known as “Doughboy,” 29, was sentenced to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, and GREGORY TEEL, also known as “Detwan,” 36, was sentenced to 58 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release.
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. MUHAMMED was the leader of the organization in New Haven.
On August 7, 2013, MUHAMMED pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”), and on December 4, 2013, TEEL pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine base.
Eight other individuals were charged as a result of this investigation. All have pleaded guilty.
This matter was 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.