States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|April 29, 2010||
NEW HAVEN MAN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR DISTRIBUTING CRACK
Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JASON BAYER, 38, of Concord Street, New Haven, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in Bridgeport to six months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine. On May 26, 2009, BAYER pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).
According to court documents and statements made in court, on December 2, 2008, BAYER sold an individual working with law enforcement approximately 12.2 grams of crack cocaine in exchange for $760. On December 4, 2008, BAYER sold approximately nine grams of crack in exchange for $600 from the same individual.
On the morning of December 11, 2008, the individual working with law enforcement purchased a shotgun from BAYER at his house in New Haven. The two also discussed the purchase of one ounce of crack cocaine and, later that day, they arranged to meet at a parking lot in West Haven. There, BAYER was met by ATF agents. A subsequent search of BAYER’s car revealed 26 grams of crack in the glove compartment.
This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”). The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sarah P. Karwan.
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