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Farmington Man Involved in Son's Drug Trafficking Ring Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Crack

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KEVIN JONES, SR., 58, of Farmington, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 18 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine.  Judge Thompson also ordered Jones to serve 200 hours of community service while on supervised release.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in the summer of 2017, members of the FBI’s Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force and Bridgeport Police Department began investigating individuals who were distributing narcotics in and around Bridgeport.  The investigation, which included the use of court-authorized wiretaps and controlled purchases of narcotics, revealed that Kevin Jones Sr.’s son, Kevin Jones II, headed a Bridgeport-based drug trafficking network.  Jones Sr. regular received distribution quantities of crack cocaine from his son and sold the drug to his own customer base.

The investigation resulted in federal charges against Jones Sr., Jones II, and 17 other defendants, and the seizure of narcotics, eight firearms, and more than $360,000 in cash.

Jones Sr. was arrested on November 6, 2018.  On March 4, 2020, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute, and to possess with intent to distribute, controlled substances.

Jones Sr., who is released on a $100,000 bond, is required to report to prison on January 27.

Jones II, also known as “Ox” and “Scott,” of Bridgeport, has pleaded guilty and is detained while awaiting sentencing.

This matter has been investigated by the FBI’s Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force and the Bridgeport Police Department, as well as the Drug Enforcement Administration, Connecticut State Police, and the Stratford, Norwalk, Seymour and Trumbull Police Departments.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Karen L. Peck and Patrick J. Doherty through the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Program.  OCDETF identifies, disrupts and dismantles drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs and transnational criminal organizations through a prosecutor-led and intelligence-driven approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.  Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at https://www.justice.gov/OCDETF.

Updated December 12, 2022

Topics
Drug Trafficking