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Project Safe Neighborhoods:
NEW HAVEN CRACK DEALER SENTENCED
TO MORE THAN SIX YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24, 2011

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that PETER BUSH, also known as “Boog,” 35, of New Haven, was sentenced yesterday, August 23, by United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in Bridgeport to 75 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for possessing with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on December 2, 2010, BUSH arranged to sell crack cocaine to an individual working with law enforcement.  Later that day, BUSH was arrested after he arrived at a prearranged transaction location in possession of 50.8 grams of crack cocaine.

On May 26, 2011, BUSH pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).

BUSH has been in custody since his arrest on December 2, 2010.

BUSH also has forfeited $1,774 in cash that he possessed at the time of his arrest.

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the New Haven Police Department pursuant to the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative.  The case was 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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