States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|January 20, 2011||
NEW LONDON MAN SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BENJAMIN GREGOR, 25, of Crystal Avenue, New London, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for his role in a southeastern Connecticut drug trafficking organization. On February 16, 2010, GREGOR pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).
This matter stems from a joint law enforcement investigation headed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Connecticut State Police, Norwich Police Department, Groton Town Police Department, New London Police Department, Waterford Police Department, the State of Connecticut’s Department of Correction and Office of Adult Probation. The nine-month investigation included the use of court-authorized wiretaps, controlled purchases of cocaine and crack cocaine, and physical surveillance. The investigation revealed that, in 2009, Lamont Muller and others were involved in the distribution of large amounts of cocaine, crack cocaine, oxycodone and marijuana in southeastern Connecticut.
According to court documents and statements made in court, during the course of the investigation, GREGOR sold crack on three occasions to an individual working with law enforcement in the Crystal Avenue housing complex area of New London. The three sales involved a total of approximately six grams of crack. In addition, GREGOR also was intercepted over the wiretap engaging in several narcotics-related calls with Muller.
On September 24, 2010, Muller pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, 50 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”) and a quantity of marijuana and oxycodone. He awaits sentencing.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Sarah P. Karwan and Anthony P. Kaplan.
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