Three Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Trafficking Heroin
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 22, 2009|
Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that three men involved in a Bridgeport-based narcotics trafficking ring have been sentenced to federal prison.
The charges stem from “Operation G-Force,” a joint law enforcement investigation into Bridgeport-area narcotics trafficking headed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force.The year-long investigation, which led to the indictment of more than 40 individuals, included the use of court-authorized wiretaps; controlled purchases of cocaine, crack, and heroin; and physical surveillance.
The investigation revealed that Malcolm White, also known as “Malc” and “X,” distributed heroin and crack cocaine out of the Marina Village housing complex in Bridgeport.
Today, WILBURT JORDAN, 41, of Bridgeport, was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 110 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release.The investigation revealed that JORDAN supplied White with heroin, which he distributed to others.
Yesterday, December 21, SAMMUEL BOLTON, 33, of Norwalk, was sentenced by Judge Thompson to 84 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release. BOLTON was a street-level dealer who received heroin from White.
On December 14, JUAN HERNANDEZ, also known as “Keyes,” 22, of Carleton Avenue, Bridgeport, was sentenced by Judge Thompson to 92 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release. HERNANDEZ also was a street-level dealer who received heroin from White.
JORDAN, BOLTON, and HERNANDEZ each previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.
White has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams of more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).He awaits sentencing.
This matter was investigated by members of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, which is composed of federal agents and state and local officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division, the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force, and the Bridgeport, Stamford, Stratford, Fairfield, Trumbull and Norwalk Police Departments. This matter is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Dave Vatti and Hal Chen.