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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Ansonia Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearm, Distributing Heroin

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that MARCOS BOYD, 26, of Ansonia, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for being an armed drug dealer.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in January 2015, BOYD absconded from state parole supervision.  On November 10, 2015, when members of the U.S. Marshals Service Violent Fugitive Task Force, Ansonia Police and Connecticut Department of Correction parole officers encountered BOYD at a residence on High Street in Ansonia, BOYD climbed out of his second floor bedroom holding a firearm.  He then returned inside the house and barricaded himself in a bathroom.  A six-year-old child was in the house at the time.

After BOYD surrendered, officers seized a loaded .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol.  A search of BOYD’s bedroom also revealed 18.6 grams of heroin, drug packaging materials and $6,763 in cash.

On September 12, 2016, BOYD pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

BOYD, who has been detained since his arrest, will begin serving his federal sentence after he completes his state sentence in June 2017.

BOYD’s criminal history includes four drug-related felony convictions

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rahul Kale.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Updated December 6, 2016