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District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Ansonia Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Crack

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JASON WALKER, 30, of Ansonia, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 36 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine.  Judge Meyer ordered WALKER to serve the first three months of his supervised release in home confinement.

According to court documents and statements made in court, WALKER, Jacob Freeman and Marquice Rumley were members 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.  On March 12, 2018, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).

Freeman and Rumley pleaded guilty to the same charge and await sentencing.

This matter has been 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 June 19, 2018