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Hartford Crack Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

HARTFORD, CT. – 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 SAMUEL GONZALEZ, 30, formerly of Westland Street, Hartford, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Mark R. Kravitz in New Haven to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for his role in a Hartford-area narcotics distribution ring.

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 and convicted 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.

According to court documents and statements made in court, during the course of a court-authorized wiretap, GONZALEZ was intercepted on multiple occasions ordering crack cocaine, typically in quantities of approximately 63 grams, from Peter Maylor of Newington. After purchasing the crack, GONZALEZ sold it to his own customers.

On December 23, 2009, GONZALEZ pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”).

GONZALEZ has been detained since his arrest on May 27, 2009.

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).


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