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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Ansonia Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Distributing Crack

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JACOB FREEMAN, 22, of Ansonia, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine.  Judge Meyer ordered FREEMAN to serve the first three months of his supervised release in home confinement.

According to court documents and statements made in court, FREEMAN, Jason Walker 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 FREEMAN and other members of the drug trafficking organization.

FREEMAN has been detained since his arrest on November 15, 2017.  On February 27, 2018, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).

Walker and Rumley pleaded guilty to the same charge.  On June 19, 2018, Walker was sentenced to 36 months of imprisonment.  Rumley awaits 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 20, 2018