Bridgeport Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that on May 19, DAMONT GEE, also known as “Monty,” 39, of Bridgeport, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for trafficking cocaine
This matter stems from “Operation Slim Fast,” a joint law enforcement investigation that focused on two drug trafficking organizations, one that operated out of Bridgeport and one that operated out of Bridgeport, Puerto Rico, and Springfield, Mass. In 2010, members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force initiated an investigation of narcotics trafficking activity in and around the Marina Village Housing Complex in Bridgeport that focused primarily on the Marina Village Bloods, a violent narcotics trafficking organization. Members of the Marina Village Bloods have been responsible for, or connected to, multiple shootings in Bridgeport.
The investigation revealed that members of the Sex, Money, Murder set of the Marina Village Bloods, sold large quantities of narcotics from an abandoned residence at 105/107 Johnson Street, which is located across from the street from the Marina Village Housing Complex.
GEE was believed to have been a member, or close associate, of the Marina Village Bloods, until his brother, Richard Gee, was killed in a gun battle across the street from 105/107 Johnson Street on July 17, 2010.
Between September and November 2010, the Task Force made five controlled purchases of a total of approximately 449 grams of cocaine from GEE. Subsequent intercepted calls and surveillance confirmed that GEE was the source of supply of cocaine for several street-level dealers and customers in the Bridgeport area.
GEE was arrested on January 4, 2011, after he and an associate traveled to a meeting location in Hartford to purchase four kilograms of cocaine. Task Force officers seized the cocaine, as well as more than $100,000 in cash from GEE and his associate.
GEE has been detained since his arrest. On June 6, 2013, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine.
As a result of this investigation, 19 individuals were charged with various narcotics and firearms related offenses, and law enforcement officers seized approximately four kilograms of cocaine, one kilogram of crack cocaine, a quantity of heroin, an SKS assault rifle, five handguns and more than $150,000 in cash.
This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force, including personnel from the FBI and the Bridgeport, Norwalk and Trumbull Police Departments, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service, Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division, Drug Enforcement Administration, Connecticut State Police, and Hartford, Stratford and Stamford Police Departments.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tracy Dayton and Doug Morabito.