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Project Safe Neighborhoods:
NEW BRITAIN MAN PLEADS GUILTY
TO FEDERAL CRACK COCAINE DISTRIBUTION CHARGE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10, 2011

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that QUINN CLARK, also known as “Q,” 24, of New Britain, pleaded guilty today before Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to one count of possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).

According to court documents and statements made in court, on December 1, 2010, CLARK was arrested in New Haven after law enforcement officers found him in possession of approximately 39 grams of crack cocaine and a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol.

Judge Burns has scheduled sentencing for October 26, 2011, at which time CLARK faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years and a maximum term of imprisonment of 40 years.

CLARK has been detained in state custody since April 5, 2011.

This case was investigated by the New Haven Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney 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 of Connecticut’s cities. Participants in the initiative include community members and organizations as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.

 

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT:

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722
thomas.carson@usdoj.gov

 

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