NEW HAVEN MAN INVOLVED IN
HEROIN DISTRIBUTION RING PLEADS GUILTY
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that MARVIN EDWARDS, 59, of New Haven, pleaded guilty yesterday, November 8, before United States Magistrate Judge Joan G. Margolis to one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin.
This matter stems from a Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force investigation dubbed “Operation Brick House,” which targeted a heroin distribution organization based in New Haven that was headed by Tarulus Glass, also known as “Dred,” and his associates. The investigation employed several law-enforcement techniques, including the use of confidential informants, controlled purchases of heroin, physical surveillance, and the use of court-authorized wiretaps on cellular telephones utilized by some of the defendants.
The investigation revealed that Glass and his associates obtained prepackaged heroin from sources of supply in the New York metropolitan area and distributed it to drug sellers in and around New Haven, including EDWARDS.
During the course of the investigation, DEA Task Force officers seized heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine, four firearms and three vehicles.
A total of 11 individuals have been charged as a result of the investigation.
EDWARDS is scheduled to be sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns on January 27, 2012, at which time EDWARDS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of up to $1 million.
Glass has pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.
This matter is being investigated by the DEA New Haven Task Force, which includes participants from the New Haven, Meriden, Hamden, West Haven, Branford and Ansonia Police Departments, and the United States Marshals Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Patrick F. Caruso and H. Gordon Hall.
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