NEW HAVEN BARBERSHOP OWNER SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS
IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR VIOLATING SUPERVISED RELEASE
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RICHARD ROSE, 44, of New Haven, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 60 months of imprisonment for violating the terms and conditions of his federal supervised release.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on February 6, 2006, ROSE was sentenced to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by eight years of supervised release, for possessing with intent to distribute crack cocaine in November 2004. ROSE’s term of supervised release began on June 30, 2008, after his release from prison.
While on supervised release, ROSE has been arrested for selling marijuana on two occasions to an individual working with law enforcement. In addition, court-authorized searches of a barbershop ROSE operated on Dixwell Avenue in New Haven resulted in the seizure of drugs, drug paraphernalia and cash generated from drug activity.
On November 19, 2012, ROSE appeared before Judge Arterton and admitted to violating his supervised release by committing another federal, state or local offense, possessing a controlled substance, purchasing and distributing a controlled substance, and associating with persons engage in criminal activity or who are convicted felons.
The 60-month sentence imposed today was the maximum sentence permitted by law.
This matter was investigated by the Hamden Police Department and the New Haven Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony E. Kaplan.
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