Bridgeport Man Charged with Crack and Cocaine Distribution Offenses
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury in Hartford returned an indictment yesterday charging ROCKY SAMAS, also known as “Twin,” 47, of Bridgeport, with one count of possession with intent to distribute at 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”), and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
As alleged in court documents, between August and October 2018, investigators conducted three controlled purchases of crack cocaine from Samas in Bridgeport. On November 6, 2018, Samas was arrested on a federal criminal complaint. On that date, investigators searched his Bridgeport residence and seized quantities of crack and powder cocaine.
If convicted, Samas, who has a prior federal narcotics conviction, faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a maximum term of imprisonment of life on the crack cocaine charge, and a maximum term of imprisonment of 40 years on the powder cocaine charge.
U.S. Attorney Durham stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This matter is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, and the Stamford and Bridgeport Police Departments. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Vizcarrondo.
Updated November 20, 2018