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United States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
Press Release

May 17, 2011


David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JAVON PRAYLOU, 26, of Jefferson Avenue, New London, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in a southeastern Connecticut drug trafficking organization.  Judge Chatigny also ordered that PRAYLOU spend the first six months of his supervised release in home confinement.

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, PRAYLOU was intercepted during the course of the wiretap investigation in conversations and exchanging text messages with co-defendants through which he arranged both the purchase and sale of crack cocaine.  The investigation revealed that PRAYLOU distributed drugs in and around the area of 172 Shaw Street in New London.

On September 8, 2010, PRAYLOU pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).

On September 24, 2010, Lamont Muller, also known as “Dell,” 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.  On March 30, 2011, he was sentenced to 135 months of imprisonment.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Sarah P. Karwan and Anthony P. Kaplan.




Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722





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