States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|May 7, 2010||
NEW HAVEN MAN SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR DISTRIBUTING CRACK
Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JUAN BURNEY, 34, of County Street, New Haven, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine. On August 25, 2009, BURNEY 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 February 24, 2009, BURNEY possessed 33 individual bags containing crack cocaine, which were hidden in his automobile. On the same date, BURNEY possessed 132 individual bags containing crack cocaine that were stored in his storage facility unit in West Haven. The total weight of crack cocaine contained in all the bags that BURNEY possessed was approximately 41 grams.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sarah P. Karwan.
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