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Ansonia Man Admits Participation in Naugatuck Valley Crack Distribution Ring

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MARQUICE RUMLEY, 27, of Ansonia, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).

According to court documents and statements made in court, RUMLEY was a member of a drug trafficking organization that trafficked large quantities of crack cocaine throughout the Naugatuck Valley.  The investigation revealed that members of the organization shared the same cellphone to service drug customers in shifts over a 24-hour period.   Members of the drug trafficking organization also shared vehicles and serviced customers together.  Between May and September 2017, investigators made multiple controlled purchases of crack from RUMLEY and other members of the drug trafficking organization.

RUMLEY was arrested on November 17, 2017.

Judge Meyer scheduled sentencing for July 3, 2018, at which time RUMLEY faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.  RUMLEY is released on a $25,000 bond pending sentencing.

This matter is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Haven Task Force and the Ansonia and Derby Police Departments.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jocelyn Courtney Kaoutzanis.

Updated March 29, 2018

Drug Trafficking