NEW HAVEN MAN SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS
IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR SELLING CRACK COCAINE
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOHNNY BAILEY, 31, of New Haven, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in June and July 2011, BAILEY sold a total of 42 grams of crack cocaine to an individual working with law enforcement. BAILEY was arrested on July 7, 2011, after he sold approximately 36 grams of crack in exchange for $1300. A subsequent search of BAILEY’s residence revealed a digital scale and other items used to package narcotics for street sale.
As part of his sentence, BAILEY will forfeit $6000 in cash that was seized from him at the time of his arrest.
On February 6, 2012, BAILEY pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).
This case was 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 was 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.
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