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NEW HAVEN MAN SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS
IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR TRAFFICKING COCAINE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2012

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LUVIER CALCANO, also known as “Luvi” and “Gordo,” 25, of New Haven, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in Bridgeport to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for trafficking cocaine.
           
According to court documents and statements made in court, CALCANO is one of 26 individuals charged as a result of an FBI Safe Streets Task Force investigation into a New Haven-area narcotics trafficking organization.  The investigation included the use of court-authorized wiretaps that recorded defendants on numerous occasions arranging the purchase and distribution of kilograms of cocaine.
           
The investigation revealed that CALCANO sold large, distribution quantities of cocaine to other street-level dealers, and also sold cocaine in smaller quantities to his own customers.
           
On November 2, 2011, CALCANO pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 or more grams of cocaine.
           
This case is being investigated by the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force, which includes officers from the Ansonia, Hamden, New Haven and Milford Police Departments, as well as the State of Connecticut Department of Correction.  The West Haven Police Department has also provided valuable assistance to the investigation.
           
U.S. Attorney Fein also recognized the assistance of the New Haven Police Department’s Tactical Narcotics Unit and its Street Interdiction Unit for their assistance in making the arrests and seizures in this case.
           
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael E. Runowicz.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT:

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722
thomas.carson@usdoj.gov

 

 

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