States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|January 29, 2010||
NEW HAVEN MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL PCP DISTRIBUTION CHARGE
Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that DARRYL LEWIS, also known as “Darryl Watson” and “Darryl Jackson,” 54, of Donna Drive, New Haven, pleaded guilty yesterday, January 28, to with one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 100 grams or more of phencyclidine, also known as “PCP.”
According to court documents and statements made in court, on September 19, 2007, LEWIS distributed between 400 and 700 grams of liquid PCP.
Judge Burns has scheduled sentencing for April 16, 2010, at which time LEWIS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 40 years and a fine of up to $2 million.
LEWIS has been detained since his arrest on September 25, 2007.
PCP is a highly addictive narcotic that often is manufactured in clandestine drug laboratories. PCP induces severe psychological effects at high doses, including hallucinations, delusions and paranoia. PCP users often smoke marijuana or tobacco leaves that have been soaked in liquid PCP.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Hartford Police Department, the New Haven Police Department, the Connecticut State Police and Connecticut Department of Public Safety Toxicology/Controlled Substances Laboratory. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Geoffrey M. Stone.
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