NEW HAVEN MAN PLEADS
TO FEDERAL NARCOTICS CHARGE
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RODNEY SNAPE, 32, of New Haven, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to one count of possessing cocaine base ("crack cocaine").
According to court documents and statements made in court, this matter stems from an FBI New Haven Safe Streets Task Force investigation into drug trafficking and associated violence in the Hill area of New Haven. From October to December 2012, an individual working with law enforcement made four purchases of a total of approximately 52 grams of crack cocaine from SNAPE.
Judge Arterton has scheduled sentencing for May 17, 2013, at which time SNAPE faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of up to $1 million.
This matter is being investigated by the FBI New Haven Safe Streets Task Force, which is composed of agents and officers with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, New Haven, Milford and Hamden Police Departments, and the Connecticut Department of Correction.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Anthony E. Kaplan and H. Gordon Hall.
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