States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|September 28, 2010||
MERIDEN CRACK DEALER SENTENCED TO 27 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MARCUS ROBINSON, 33, of West Main Street, Meriden, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in Bridgeport to 27 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his involvement in a crack cocaine distribution organization. On May 6, 2010, ROBINSON pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).
According to court documents and statements made in court, between November 2007 and August 2008, ROBINSON and others sold crack cocaine out of a first floor apartment at 246 South Colony Street in Meriden where the organization reportedly distributed up to one kilogram of crack per week. On February 15, 2008, the DEA Task Force investigating this matter arranged for a controlled purchase of crack cocaine at the South Colony Street location during which the individual making the purchase observed approximately three to four ounces of crack on the kitchen counter, approximately one dozen “eight-balls” (approximately 3.5 grams) of crack individually packaged for sale located underneath a refrigerator, and a large amount of cash on the kitchen table.
On April 1, 2008, ROBINSON sold two eight-balls of crack for $250 to the individual working with the DEA Task Force.
This matter was investigated by the New Haven Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force, which includes several local police departments, in conjunction with the Meriden Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys William M. Brown, Jr., and S. Dave Vatti.
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