News Release
For Immediate Release:
October 13, 2009
Contact: Special Agent Tony Pettigrew
Number: 617-557-2138

Project Safe Neighborhoods:

Bridgeport Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced To More Than 10 Years In Federal Prison

OCT 13 -- Steven W. Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and Nora R. Dannehy, United States for the District of Connecticut, announced that JERRY BROWN, 47, of Shelton, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in Bridgeport to 121 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release for his leadership of a cocaine trafficking organization. On January 29, 2009, BROWN pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, following his release from prison in December 1999, BROWN headed a family drug trafficking organization that purchased multiple kilograms of cocaine in New York for distribution in the Bridgeport area. BROWN owned and operated the Game Village Store in Bridgeport, which he is alleged to have used as a base of operations.

When he pleaded guilty, BROWN admitted that, between May 2006 and July 2007, he conspired to distribute between five and 15 kilograms of cocaine.

BROWN has been detained since his arrest in July 2008.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods Program. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Felice Duffy.

The Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative is aimed at reducing gun and gang violence, deterring illegal possession of guns, and improving the safety of residents throughout Connecticut. Participants in the initiative include community members and organizations as well as state, federal and local law enforcement agencies.