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Gang Member Sentenced to 7 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Heroin and Crack

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ANTWANE WILLIAMS-BEY, also known as “Buck,” 27, of East Windsor, was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 84 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing heroin.

According to court documents and statements made in court, this matter stems from an investigation headed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Task Force and the Hartford Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division targeting gang violence and narcotics trafficking by members and associates of the Orange Street Killas (OSK) in Hartford’s Parkville neighborhood.  The investigation followed a series of reports of shots fired in the area, and a homicide that was committed on Cherry Street in October 2015.  The prosecution was built on court-authorized wiretaps, controlled purchases of narcotics and physical and video surveillance, all of which revealed that OSK members acquired heroin and crack cocaine and then sold the drugs on the streets of Hartford.

The investigation revealed that WILLIAMS-BEY, an OSK member, supplied heroin and crack to other OSK members for street sale.  WILLIAMS-BEY also used the home of a family member on Sterling Street in Hartford to store narcotics and service drug customers.

WILLIAMS-BEY was arrested on February 10, 2017.  On that date, a search of his East Windsor residence revealed approximately 800 bags of heroin and $1,650 in cash.  A search of the home on Sterling Street revealed distribution quantities of heroin and crack cocaine.

WILLIAMS-BEY has been detained since his arrest.  On February 22, 2018, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

WILLIAMS-BEY’s criminal history includes convictions for firearm, drug and assault offenses.  The assault conviction stems from an incident in August 2009 when he shot a man from a car sunroof in West Hartford.

Sixteen individuals were charged and convicted as a result of this investigation. 

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Task Force and the Hartford Police Department.  The Task Force includes members of the Hartford Police Department, East Hartford Police Department, Connecticut State Police and Connecticut Department of Correction.  The Hartford Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division and Shooting Task Force have provided valuable assistance to the investigation.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian P. Leaming.

Updated August 20, 2018

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