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District of Connecticut

Monday, December 3, 2018

Hamden Man Will Return to Federal Prison for Violating Supervise Release

John H. Durham United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JAMES DICKERSON, also known as “Jim Jim,” 35, of Hamden, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 21 months of imprisonment for violating the conditions of his supervised release. 

According to the evidence presented during his trial in April 2013, a joint law enforcement investigation conducted in 2010 by the FBI New Haven Safe Streets Task Force, DEA New Haven Task Force, New Haven Police Department and Hamden Police Department identified and dismantled a large drug trafficking organization centered in the Newhallville section of New Haven and Hamden.  During the investigation, Dickerson was intercepted multiple times over a court-authorized wiretap arranging to purchase distribution quantities of crack cocaine.  Dickerson also sold crack cocaine to an undercover police officer.

On April 25, 2013, Dickerson was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”), and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base.  On January 24, 2014, he was sentenced to 168 months of imprisonment.  After an appeal, Dickerson was resentenced, on February 29, 2016, to approximately 63 months of imprisonment, time already served, and three years of supervised release.

After his release from prison, Dickerson violated multiple conditions of his supervised release.  On August 18, 2017, he was arrested in Hamden for larceny based on his possession of a stolen motorcycle.  On December 12, 2017, he was arrested in Hamden for possessing cocaine and marijuana.  On May 6, 2018, he was arrested in Cheshire for a variety of offenses stemming from a car chase.  These cases were resolved in state court on September 11, 2018.

Dickerson is currently incarcerated in state custody and has a maximum release date of April 30, 2020.

Judge Meyer ordered Dickerson to begin serving the 21-month federal sentence after his release from state prison.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney William J. Nardini.

Updated December 3, 2018