STAMFORD CRACK DEALER SENTENCED
TO 20 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that OKEIBA SADIO, also known as “Keys,” 31, of Stamford, was sentenced on Friday, January 6, by Chief United States District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 240 months of imprisonment, followed by eight years of supervised release, for his role in a southwestern Connecticut narcotics trafficking ring. On December 13, 2010, a jury found SADIO guilty of one count of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”) and one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base.
This matter stems from “Operation Big Loot,” a six-month investigation that was spearheaded by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Stamford Police Department’s Narcotics and Organized Crime Squad. As a result of the investigation, a total of 52 individuals have been charged in state and federal court with various narcotics offenses related to the distribution of cocaine and crack cocaine in the greater Stamford area. During the investigation, law enforcement officers seized approximately $165,000 in cash, one kilogram of cocaine, two kilograms of crack cocaine, five firearms and several vehicles.
According to the evidence presented during the trial, from September to November 2009 SADIO traveled 11 times from Stamford to the Bronx, N.Y. to purchase a total of nearly 550 grams of crack cocaine, which he then redistributed to others.
SADIO has multiple prior state convictions for sale of narcotics, and he was on probation while participating in this conspiracy.
SADIO has been detained since his arrest on December 3, 2009. On that date, a search of SADIO’s West Broad Street residence revealed approximately 94 grams of crack cocaine and $2300 in cash.
This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force – which is composed of members of the Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk and Stratford Police Departments, and the Connecticut State Police – the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Stamford Police Department’s Narcotics and Organized Crime Squad. The United States Marshals Service, the Connecticut State Police, and the Norwalk, Bridgeport, Darien, Greenwich and Danbury Police Departments assisted in the arrests of several of the defendants. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Robert Spector and Jonathan Freimann.
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