News Release
July 14, 2010
Contact: Special Agent Tony Pettigrew
Number: 617-557-2138

Bloomfield Man Involved in Narcotics Trafficking Ring Sentenced to 21 Months in Federal Prison

JUL 14 -- Steven W. Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ALFRED BELL, also known as “Boo Boo,” 49, of Cadwell Road, Bloomfield, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Mark R. Kravitz in New Haven to 21 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his involvement in a Hartford-area narcotics distribution ring.  On October 26, 2009, BELL pleaded guilty to one count of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine.

This matter stems from “Operation All In,” a long-term Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force investigation into the distribution of cocaine and crack cocaine in Hartford County.  A total of 33 individuals have been charged as a result of the investigation, which has also included the seizure of approximately three kilograms of cocaine, one-half kilogram of crack cocaine, 12 firearms, and approximately $800,000 in cash.  The Government is seeking the forfeiture of several properties, vehicles and other items that were used during the course of the narcotics trafficking activity.

BELL was intercepted over a court-authorized wiretap ordering distribution quantities of cocaine from Peter Maylor of Newington.  On April 1, 2009, following a meeting between BELL and Maylor, law enforcement stopped BELL’s car and found him in possession of approximately one ounce of cocaine.

Maylor has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine.  He awaits sentencing.

This matter was investigated by a Drug Enforcement Administration and the Hartford, New Britain, Manchester, East Hartford, Bloomfield, Bristol, Wethersfield, Windsor and Windsor Locks Police Departments.  Additional assistance has been provided by the East Central Narcotics Task Force, which includes members from the Manchester, South Windsor, Glastonbury, and Vernon Police Departments; the Capital Region Emergency Services Team (CREST), and the Hartford Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).