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 DONALD PARKER, 47, of Van Block Avenue, Hartford, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Mark R. Kravitz in New Haven to 75 months of imprisonment followed by four years of supervised release. On March 25, 2010, a jury found PARKER guilty of one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, and one count of possession with 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 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 the evidence presented during the trial, Parker was intercepted on multiple occasions over a court-authorized wiretap ordering distribution quantities of cocaine from Peter Maylor of Newington. On March 3, 2009, federal agents and task force officers executed a search warrant at Parker’s residence at 60 Van Block Avenue and seized approximately 20 grams of cocaine, a handgun, ammunition, packaging material and other narcotics paraphernalia, and approximately $17,000 in cash.
Parker has forfeited the cash that was seized and a Chrysler 300 automobile that he used during his narcotics trafficking activities.
On June 16, 2011, Maylor was sentenced to 100 months of imprisonment.
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).