States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|January 29, 2010||
NEW LONDON MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL CRACK DISTRIBUTION CHARGE
Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DANIEL SCOTT, also known as “D-Money,” 21, of Williams Street, New London, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, five grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).
According to court documents and statements made in court, on July 1 and July 8, 2009, SCOTT sold crack cocaine to an individual working with law enforcement.
Judge Arterton has scheduled sentencing for April 19, 2010, at which time SCOTT faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 40 years and a fine of up to $2 million.
SCOTT currently is detained in federal custody.
This matter stems from a joint law enforcement investigation headed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Connecticut State Police, Norwich Police Department, Groton Town Police Department, New London Police Department, Waterford Police Department, and the State of Connecticut’s Department of Correction and Office of Adult Probation.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Felice Duffy as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative. Project Safe Neighborhoods is aimed at reducing gun and gang violence, deterring illegal possession of guns, ammunition and body armor, and improving the safety of residents in Connecticut’s cities. Participants in the initiative include community members and organizations as well as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Department of Justice
Project Safe Neighborhoods