States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|October 29, 2010||
Project Safe Neighborhoods: NEW HAVEN MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL CRACK DISTRIBUTION CHARGE
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that MARVIN CONNER, 32, of Carlisle Street, New Haven, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty yesterday, October 28, before United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to one count of distribution of 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).
According to court documents and statements made in court, on three separate occasions in July and August 2010, CONNER sold a total of approximately 39 grams of crack cocaine to another individual in New Haven.
Judge Underhill has scheduled sentencing for January 14, 2010, at which time CONNER faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years, a maximum term of imprisonment of 40 years and a fine of up to $5 million.
CONNER was arrested on federal narcotics distribution charges on September 30, 2010. At the conclusion of the guilty plea proceeding, Judge Underhill denied CONNER’s request to remain free on bond and ordered that he be remanded into custody.
This case was investigated by the New Haven Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives pursuant to the Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Robert M. Spector and Marc H. Silverman.
The Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative is aimed at reducing gun and gang violence, deterring illegal possession of guns, and improving the safety of residents in Connecticut’s cities. Participants in the initiative include community members and organizations as well as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
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