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Bridgeport Man Sentenced for Role in Narcotics Trafficking Ring

JAN 31 (BRIDGEPORT, Conn.) - John J. Arvanitis, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Sean Thompson, 36, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to approximately one month of imprisonment, time already served, followed by five years of supervised release, the first eight months of which Thompson must spend in home confinement, for his role in a southwestern Connecticut narcotics trafficking ring.  Thompson was also ordered to perform 100 hours of community service during his supervised release.

This matter stems from “Operation There It Is,” a six-month wiretap investigation spearheaded by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Stamford Police Department’s Narcotics and Organized Crime Squad.  As a result of the investigation, a total of 20 individuals have been charged in federal court with various narcotics offenses related to the distribution of cocaine and crack cocaine in Bridgeport, Norwalk and Stamford.  During the investigation, law enforcement officers seized more than $100,000 in cash, 500 grams of cocaine, 350 grams of crack cocaine, several vehicles and jewelry.

According to court documents and statements made in court, between December 2012 and February 2013, Thompson regularly purchased ounce quantities of powder cocaine from a co-defendant and distributed it in smaller amounts to customers in the Bridgeport area.

This matter is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force – which is composed of members of the Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk, Milford, Westport, and Stratford Police Departments, and the Connecticut State Police – and the Stamford Police Department’s Narcotics and Organized Crime Squad.  The United States Marshals Service also assisted in the arrests of several of the defendants.


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