States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|October 27, 2010||
NEW LONDON WOMAN INVOLVED IN CRACK DISTRIBUTION IS SENTENCED
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CHARLENE THOMAS, 40, of New London, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to approximately one month of imprisonment, time served, and five years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine. THOMAS also must spend the first six months of her supervised release in home confinement, and perform 150 hours of community service. On August 12, 2010, THOMAS pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”).
According to court documents and statements made in court, in August 2008, individuals working with New London Police made purchases of heroin and crack cocaine from THOMAS. On October 8, 2008, New London Police followed a vehicle THOMAS was driving to a parking lot in Waterford. At the parking lot, THOMAS met another individual who exited his car, opened the front passenger door of THOMAS’ car, leaned in, and then returned to his car a few moments later. After both drove from the parking lot, officers followed the other individual’s car to Shaw Street in New London. Officers approached the individual after he parked and exited his car, but he refused to stop and attempted to run into a residence. Officers detained the individual and located a bandana hiding a bag containing approximately 101 grams of crack cocaine and $1000 in currency. The investigation further revealed that the individual had received the contents of the bandana from THOMAS.
This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) and the New London Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sarah P. Karwan.
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