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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Hartford Crack Dealer Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DEMEECO SAMPSON, also known as “Meeco,” 32, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine.  Judge Thompson also ordered SAMPSON to perform 100 hours of community service.

This matter stems from a joint investigation by the FBI’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Task Force and the Hartford Police Vice, Intelligence and Narcotics Unit into gang-related narcotics trafficking in Hartford’s North End.  SAMPSON and others targeted during the investigation were affiliated with groups and gangs who have been involved in acts of violence.  The investigation revealed that SAMPSON and others sold crack cocaine in the area of Edgewood Street and Albany Avenue.  In June and July 2015, law enforcement made controlled purchases of crack from SAMPSON and his associates. 

SAMPSON has been detained since his arrest on December 2, 2015.  On January 25, 2017, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).

SAMPSON’s criminal history includes multiple state felony convictions.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Hartford Police Department, East Hartford Police Department, Connecticut State Police and Connecticut Department of Correction.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian P. Leaming.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated October 5, 2017