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News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2004

Two Drug Dealers Sentenced to Federal Prison

April 23 - Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in New England and Kevin J. O'Connor, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that EDWIN NUNEZ, age 26, formerly of New Britain, Connecticut, has been sentenced to 12 months and one day of imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release for his conviction on federal drug charges. United States District Judge Christopher F. Droney sentenced NUNEZ yesterday, April 22, in Hartford. NUNEZ is currently in state custody and Judge Droney ordered that NUNEZ serve this sentence concurrently with his state sentence.

NUNEZ pleaded guilty on June 18, 2003, admitting that in May 2002 he sold "stack" quantities of stamped heroin (100 individual, single-dose packages) to a confidential informant.

U.S. Attorney O'Connor also announced that in a separate proceeding, QUINTO MAPP, age 27, of 68 Taylor Drive, Hartford, Connecticut, was sentenced to 54 months of imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release for his conviction on federal drug charges. Senior United States District Judge Peter C. Dorsey sentenced MAPP yesterday in New Haven.

MAPP pleaded guilty on December 2, 2003, admitting that on December 18, 2002, he possessed with intent to distribute between 20 and 35 grams of "crack" cocaine.

These cases were investigated by members of a Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force comprised of federal agents and members of several local police departments. U.S. Attorney O'Connor praised the efforts of the DEA Task Force, stating "The federal government is committed to assisting local police in removing drug dealers from the streets.

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