States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|October 13, 2010||
HARTFORD MAN SENTENCED TO 30 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR VIOLATING SUPERVISED RELEASE
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CLEMIS DUNCAN, 31, of Lawrence Street, Hartford, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by two years of supervised release, for violating the conditions of his supervised release that followed a previous federal conviction.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on December 3, 1998, Judge Chatigny sentenced DUNCAN to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, after DUNCAN had pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine or 50 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”). DUNCAN was released from prison in March 2007 and began serving his term of supervised release.
On February 14, 2009, DUNCAN was arrested by Hartford Police after officers observed him conducting numerous hand-to-hand drug transactions in the vicinity of 178 Lawrence Street, where DUNCAN resided. At the time of his arrest, officers seized from his bedroom several hundred bags of heroin packaged for distribution, heroin packaging materials and numerous bags of marijuana.
On October 1, 2009, DUNCAN pleaded guilty in Hartford Superior Court, pursuant to the Alford Doctrine, to possession with intent to sell heroin. DUNCAN was sentenced to one year of incarceration, which he has completed.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Geoffrey M. Stone.
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