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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 6, 2017

Groton Man Sentenced to More Than 5 Years in Federal Prison for Gun and Drug Offenses

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LORENZO MALCOLM, 28, of Groton, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 66 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for gun and drug offenses.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 1, 2016, MALCOLM was arrested in Groton after a search of his person revealed five individually-wrapped packages of cocaine, one baggie containing crack cocaine and two individually-wrapped baggies of heroin. In addition, a search of a vehicle in which MALCOLM had been a passenger revealed a gym bag that contained a .22 caliber Sig Sauer pistol and seven rounds of ammunition, and a small backpack that contained more than 300 grams of heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

MALCOLM has been detained since his arrest. On November 9, 2016, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

This investigation has been conducted by the Town of Groton Police Department and the Regional Community Enhancement Task Force. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Stolfi Collins.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Updated February 6, 2017