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District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Narcotics Distribution Charge


Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that LAWRENCE BLUE, 36, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty yesterday before Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack”).

In December 2002, BLUE was sentenced by Judge Hall to 92 months of imprisonment and three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.  He was released from federal prison in June 2009.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 20, 2012, the U.S. Marshals Service and members of the Connecticut Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested BLUE at his Bridgeport residence on a federal violation of supervised release warrant.  On that date, a search of BLUE’s bedroom revealed narcotics, two loaded firearms and approximately $2,500 in cash.

Judge Hall has scheduled sentencing for February 3, 2014, at which time BLUE faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.

BLUE has been detained since his arrest.  On April 17, 2012, Judge Hall sentenced BLUE to 21 months of imprisonment for violating the conditions of his supervised release stemming from his prior federal conviction.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alina P. Reynolds.

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