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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 12, 2018

Ansonia Man Pleads Guilty to Crack Cocaine Distribution Charge

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JASON WALKER, 30, 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, WALKER 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 WALKER and other members of the drug trafficking organization.

WALKER was arrested on November 15, 2017.

Judge Meyer scheduled sentencing for June 6, 2018, at which time WALKER faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.  WALKER is currently detained.

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.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated March 12, 2018