Two Women Involved in Northeast Corner Drug Trafficking Ring are Sentenced
|U.S. Attorney’s Office July 29, 2009|
Nora R. Dannehy, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that two women have been sentenced by Senior United States District Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven for their participation in a northeastern Connecticut narcotics distribution ring.
On July 28, AMIE BELLIVEAU, 29, of Putnam, was sentenced to 41 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. On October 23, 2008, BELLIVEAU pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, cocaine.
Today, KYRA PARVARESH, 21, of Putnam, was sentenced to five years of probation, during which time she must complete 250 hours of community service. On February 10, 2009, PARVARESH pleaded guilty to one count of using a telephone to facilitate the commission of a drug trafficking felony.
The charges against BELLIVEAU and PARVARESH stem from “Operation Quiet Corner,” a 12-month, FBI and Connecticut State Police investigation into a drug trafficking organization operating primarily in northeastern Connecticut. The investigation included the use of confidential informants, controlled purchases of drugs and court-authorized telephone wiretaps. On April 9, 2008, a federal grand jury returned an Indictment charging BELLIVEAU, PARVARESH and 20 other individuals with various offenses related to the distribution of cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana.
According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, the investigation revealed that between approximately January and March 2008, BELLIVEAU purchased cocaine from another member of the conspiracy, which she sold to her own customers. BELLIVEAU also distributed cocaine and collected drug proceeds on behalf of another co-defendant. In total, BELLIVEAU has admitted that she conspired to distribute between 400 and 500 grams of cocaine.
PARVARESH lived with a co-defendant and assisted his drug trafficking activity by participating in drug transactions, purchasing supplies for him, and attempting to assist him in eluding law enforcement.
This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Statewide Cooperative Crime Control Task Force and the Statewide Organized Crime Investigative Task Force of the Connecticut State Police, with assistance from the Hartford Police Department and Connecticut State Police, Troop D. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Geoffrey M. Stone of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.