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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bridgeport Man Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison For Distributing Crack


Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LAWRENCE BLUE, 36, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by six years of supervised release, for distributing 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.

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.

On October 23, 2013, BLUE pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack”).

BLUE has been detained since his arrest in March 2012.

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

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U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
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