States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|June 10, 2010||
SOUTH WINDSOR MAN SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR SELLING HEROIN AND CRACK
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KEITH CHANEY, also known as “Popeye,” 38, of Miller Street, South Windsor, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 72 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing heroin and crack cocaine. On October 20, 2009, CHANEY pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).
According to statements made in court today and at the time of his guilty plea, CHANEY sold 9.6 grams of heroin to another individual on October 30, 2008, and then sold 10 grams of heroin and 32.7 grams of crack cocaine to that same individual on November 5, 2008. A grand jury in Hartford returned a two-count indictment against CHANEY on November 24, 2008, and he was arrested on November 25, 2008. He has been in federal custody since that date.
CHANEY has sustained several prior narcotics felony convictions, including one in federal court in 1997 for use of a telephone to facilitate a narcotics trafficking offense. He received a sentence of five years of probation for his prior federal offense. At the time of his commission of this offense, CHANEY had been released on bond in connection with an unrelated state case charging him with, among other things, sale of a controlled substance.
This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Hartford office, and the Hartford Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert M. Spector.
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