Hartford Man Admits Selling Crack and Fentanyl
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KENDALL FAIR, 20, of Hartford, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Jeffrey A. Meyer to distributing crack cocaine.
Pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the court proceeding occurred via videoconference.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in July 2019, after a spate of gun violence in Hartford, the FBI’s Northern Connecticut Gang Task Force, DEA, Hartford Police Department and other law enforcement agencies initiated an investigation targeting gang-related drug distribution and associated violence in north Hartford. Between August and September 2019, investigators made three controlled purchases of crack and two controlled purchases of crack and fentanyl from Fair.
On September 13, 2019, investigators arrested Fair at his residence. During a search of Fair’s bedroom, investigators seized approximately 15 grams of crack, a quantity of cocaine, and six bags of fentanyl.
Fair pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of cocaine base (“crack”), an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years. Judge Meyer scheduled sentencing for July 21, 2020.
Fair has been detained since his arrest.
The FBI’s Northern Connecticut Gang Task Force includes members of the Hartford Police Department, East Hartford Police Department, Connecticut State Police and Connecticut Department of Correction.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey M. Stone.