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Former Bristol Resident Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl and Crack Distribution Charges

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ELKIE CRUMP, also known as “40,” 38, pleaded guilty today to fentanyl and crack cocaine distribution offenses.

Pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the court proceeding before U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall occurred via videoconference.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in December 2019, the DEA’s New Haven Tactical Diversion Squad and Bristol Police Department began an investigation into Crump after receiving information that Crump, who formerly resided on Davis Drive in Bristol, was distributing fentanyl.  On three occasions in January and February 2020, investigators conducted controlled purchases of fentanyl from Crump.

On March 3, 2020, Crump was arrested in West Hartford where he was residing as a condition of his state parole.  At the time of his arrest, Crump possessed approximately 14 grams of crack cocaine.  On that date, a related search of a Davis Drive residence revealed a 9mm handgun that Crump had possessed.

Crump pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, fentanyl, and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack”).  Judge Hall scheduled sentencing for December 2, 2020, at which time Crump faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years on each count.

Crump has been detained since his arrest.

The DEA Tactical Diversion Squad includes officers from the Bristol, Hamden, Meriden, New Britain, West Haven and Watertown Police Departments.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Conor M. Reardon.

Updated September 10, 2020

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