News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 2006

Valley Crack Dealer Pleads Guilty

June W. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in New England and Kevin J. O’Connor, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that CHARLES MILLER, age 23, of 571 Quinnipiac Avenue, New Haven, pleaded guilty yesterday, April 27, in Hartford to an Indictment charging him with possessing with the intent to distribute, and distribution of, more than five grams of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).

According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, on March 31, 2005, MILLER was arrested in Ansonia on a criminal Complaint charging him with selling five “eight-balls” of crack, having a net weight of 14.2 grams, for $625.00.

MILLER is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Droney on July 14, 2006, at which time MILLER faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 10 years, a maximum term of life and a fine of up to $4,000,000.

U.S. Attorney O’Connor commended the investigative efforts of the Safe Street Task Force, which included agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and officers and detectives from the Ansonia, Derby, Hamden, Milford and New Haven Police Departments.

U.S. Attorney O’Connor indicated that the federal government will continue to investigate and prosecute drug crimes occurring throughout the Naugatuck River Valley.