States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|July 14, 2010||
WINDSOR MAN INVOLVED IN NARCOTICS TRAFFICKING RING SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CRAIG HAWKINS, also known as “Craig G” and “G,” 38, formerly of Windsor, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Mark R. Kravitz in New Haven to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for his involvement in a Hartford-area narcotics distribution ring. On March 3, 2010, HAWKINS pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.
This matter stems from “Operation All In,” a long-term Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force investigation into the distribution of cocaine and crack cocaine in Hartford County. A total of 33 individuals have been charged as a result of the investigation, which has also included the seizure of approximately three kilograms of cocaine, one-half kilogram of crack cocaine, 12 firearms, and approximately $800,000 in cash. The Government is seeking the forfeiture of several properties, vehicles and other items that were used during the course of the narcotics trafficking activity.
According to court documents and statements made in court, during the course of the investigation, HAWKINS provided Peter Maylor of Newington with 500 grams of cocaine, which Maylor than distributed to others.
Maylor has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine. He awaits sentencing.
On February 25, 2009, in an unrelated prosecution, HAWKINS was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 33 months of imprisonment for obstructing justice by attempting to persuade a witness not to testify against his brother in a federal grand jury proceeding. Today, Judge Kravitz ordered the 60-month sentence to run consecutively with the 33-month sentence HAWKINS is currently serving.
This matter was investigated by a Drug Enforcement Administration and the Hartford, New Britain, Manchester, East Hartford, Bloomfield, Bristol, Wethersfield, Windsor and Windsor Locks Police Departments. Additional assistance has been provided by the East Central Narcotics Task Force, which includes members from the Manchester, South Windsor, Glastonbury, and Vernon Police Departments; the Capital Region Emergency Services Team (CREST), and the Hartford Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT). This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dave Vatti.
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