States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|October 29, 2010||
NEW HAVEN WOMAN INVOLVED IN COCAINE CONSPIRACY IS SENTENCED
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ANTONIA DeLUCIA, 52, of Cranston Street, New Haven, was sentenced yesterday, October 28, by United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to two months of imprisonment, followed by 10 months of home confinement and three years of supervised release, for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. DeLUCIA also was ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $1000. DeLUCIA pleaded guilty to the offense on August 5, 2009.
This matter stems from an Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force investigation dubbed “Operation Brass Deal,” which was spearheaded by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force in New Haven. As a result of the investigation, a total of 16 individuals have been charged with various narcotics offenses related to the large-scale distribution of cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana and oxycodone in New Haven, East Haven, Branford, West Haven and other towns in New Haven County. During the investigation, law enforcement officers seized more than $75,000 in cash, more than one kilogram of cocaine and approximately 750 grams of crack cocaine.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in February and March 2009, DeLUCIA purchased between 50 and 100 grams of cocaine from a co-conspirator for personal use and for distribution to others. DeLUCIA purchased and distributed the cocaine from her place of business, the TNT Deli in New Haven.
This matter was investigated by the FBI New Haven Safe Streets Task Force, which is composed of representatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New Haven Police Department, the Ansonia Police Department, the Milford Police Department, the East Haven Police Department, the Connecticut State Police and the Connecticut Department of Correction. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Robert M. Spector and Christopher M. Mattei.
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