Stamford Woman Who Used Telephone to Facilitate Distribution
June W. Stansbury, 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 SHERRANDA HARRIS, age 24, of 28 Perry Street, Stamford, Connecticut, was sentenced yesterday, November 8, by United States District Judge Janet B. Arterton in New Haven to two years of probation for using a telephone to facilitate the distribution of phencyclidine (“PCP”). Judge Arterton further ordered HARRIS to spend the first three months of her probation confined to her home, perform 50 hours of community service, and pay a fine in the amount of $1000.
On August 22, 2005, HARRIS pleaded guilty to the offense and admitted that, on January 25, 2005, she agreed during a telephone call with Quincy Hines to deliver to another individual a package that contained approximately three grams of PCP.
HARRIS was arrested as part of a federal investigation into a crack cocaine and PCP distribution ring in Fairfield County. Earlier this year, federal and local law enforcement officers arrested 30 individuals in Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk, and Bridgeport as part of the investigation. Law enforcement officers also conducted searches of nine residences in Connecticut and New York and recovered crack cocaine, PCP, drug packaging materials, narcotics paraphernalia, and United States currency.
In September, Quincy Hines pleaded guilty to two counts of an Indictment charging him with federal “crack” cocaine and PCP distribution offenses. He is scheduled to be sentenced in February 2006.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force. The Task Force is comprised of law enforcement officers from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bridgeport Police Department, Easton Police Department, Stratford Police Department, Norwalk Police Department, Stamford Police Department, and Greenwich Police Department.