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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

Monday, June 27, 2016

Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 4 Years in Federal Prison for Selling Heroin and Crack

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CEWELL SHARPE, also known as “C.C.,” 33, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 48 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release for distributing heroin and crack cocaine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in November 2015, the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force, working with the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force, conducted a series of controlled purchases of heroin and crack cocaine from SHARPE in the P.T. Barnum housing complex.

SHARPE has been detained in federal custody since January 26, 2016.  On March 11, 2016, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin.

SHARPE’s criminal history includes multiple felony convictions, and he committed this most recent offense while he was on state probation.

This matter was investigated by the FBI’s Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force, Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force and Bridgeport Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alina P. Reynolds.

Drug Trafficking
Updated June 27, 2016