NEW LONDON DRUG DEALER
SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that CHARLES CHERRY, 65, of New London, was sentenced yesterday, October 12, by United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in Bridgeport 60 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. On July 8, 2011, CHERRY pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in October 2009, an individual working with law enforcement purchased crack cocaine from CHERRY at his 24 Willets Avenue residence in New London. On October 30, 2009, New London police officers and ATF agents executed a search warrant at CHERRY’s residence and seized a 9mm Luger pistol, several rounds of ammunition, small amounts of heroin and crack cocaine, a digital scale and drug packaging materials.
This matter was investigated by the New London Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Sarah P. Karwan and Anthony E. Kaplan.
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