BRIDGEPORT WOMAN SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN
FEDERAL PRISON FOR ROLE IN NARCOTICS TRAFFICKING RING
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that RAQIESHA DAVIS, also known as “Brooklyn,” 37, of Davenport Street, Bridgeport, was sentenced yesterday, September 21, by United States District Judge Mark R. Kravitz in New Haven to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for her role in a narcotics trafficking operation.
This matter stems from “Operation Slim Fast,” a joint law enforcement investigation that focused on two drug trafficking organizations, one that operated out of Bridgeport and one that operated out of Bridgeport, Puerto Rico, and Springfield, Massachusetts. As a result of the investigation, 19 individuals have been charged in federal court with various narcotics and firearms related offenses, and law enforcement officers seized approximately four kilograms of cocaine, one kilogram of crack cocaine, a quantity of heroin, an SKS assault rifle, five handguns and more than $150,000 in cash.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in 2010, members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force conducted an investigation of narcotics trafficking activity in and around the Marina Village Housing Complex in Bridgeport that focused primarily on the Marina Village Bloods, a violent narcotics trafficking organization. The investigation revealed that DAVIS and others conspired to distribute crack cocaine and heroin from a residence in Marina Village.
On June 6, 2011, DAVIS pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute, and to possess with intent to distribute, 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”). In pleading guilty, DAVIS admitted that she was responsible for distributing at least 100 grams of crack during the course of the conspiracy.
DAVIS has been released on bond since shortly after her arrest on January 5, 2011. She was ordered to report to prison on November 6, 2011.
This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force – which is composed of personnel from the FBI, the Bridgeport, Norwalk and Trumbull Police Departments – with assistance from the United States Marshals Service, Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Connecticut State Police, and Hartford, Stratford and Stamford Police Departments. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Tracy Dayton, Jonathan Freimann and Doug Morabito.
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