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NEW HAVEN MAN PLEADS GUILTY
TO FEDERAL CRACK COCAINE DISTRIBUTION CHARGE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 6, 2012

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOHNNY BAILEY, 31, of New Haven, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).
           
According to court documents and statements made in court, on July 7, 2011, BAILEY was arrested after he sold approximately 36 grams of crack cocaine for $1300 to an individual working with law enforcement.  A subsequent search of BAILEY’s residence revealed a digital scale and other items used to package narcotics for street sale.

Judge Arterton has scheduled sentencing for April 30, 2012, at which time BAILEY faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years and a maximum term of imprisonment of 40 years.  BAILEY also has agreed to forfeit $4700 in cash that was seized from his person and residence.

This case has been investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the New Haven Police Department, pursuant to the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative.   The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael E. Runowicz.

The Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative is aimed at reducing gun and gang violence, deterring illegal possession of guns, and improving the safety of residents of Connecticut’s cities. Participants in the initiative include community members and organizations as well as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT:

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

 

 

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