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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hamden Man Sentenced To 63 Months In Federal Prison For Trafficking Cocaine


Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that DANIEL L. MILLS, also known as “Boone,” 35, of Hamden, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 63 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for trafficking cocaine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on November 28, 2011, a Connecticut State Police trooper traveling on I-95 South attempted to stop a vehicle MILLS was driving for a motor vehicle violation.  MILLS accelerated at a high rate of speed and exited the highway at Exit 33 in Stratford.  MILLS then pulled into a service station and ran from his car.  Stratford Police officers later found MILLS crawling in the marsh behind Savin Rock on Ferry Boulevard.  A Stratford Police canine unit also located a black backpack containing approximately three kilograms of cocaine that MILLS had discarded during the pursuit.

MILLS has been detained since his arrest on November 28, 2011.  On December 10, 2013, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.

This matter was investigated by the Connecticut State Police, the Stratford Police Department and the DEA’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney H. Gordon Hall.

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U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
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