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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 6, 2018

Hartford Man Sentenced to 4 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Heroin

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MARCUS GARY, 35, of Hartford, formerly of South Windsor, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 48 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing heroin.

According to court documents and statements made in court, this matter stems from an investigation headed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Task Force and the Hartford Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division targeting gang violence and narcotics trafficking by members and associates of the Orange Street Killas (OSK) in Hartford’s Parkville neighborhood.  The investigation followed a series of reports of shots fired in the area, and a homicide that was committed on Cherry Street in October 2015.  The prosecution was built on court-authorized wiretaps, controlled purchases of narcotics and physical and video surveillance, all of which revealed that OSK members acquired heroin and crack cocaine and then sold the drugs on the streets of Hartford.

The investigation revealed that GARY supplied heroin to Antwane Williams-Bey, also known as “Buck,” an OSK member, for street sale.

GARY was arrested on March 8, 2017.  On March 30, 2018, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin.

GARY, who had been released on bond, was remanded to custody at the conclusion of today’s court proceeding.

GARY’s criminal history includes convictions for firearm and drug offenses.

Sixteen individuals were charged and convicted as a result of this investigation.  Williams-Bey pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Task Force and the Hartford Police Department.  The Task Force includes members of the Hartford Police Department, East Hartford Police Department, Connecticut State Police and Connecticut Department of Correction.  The Hartford Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division and Shooting Task Force have provided valuable assistance to the investigation.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian P. Leaming.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Updated August 9, 2018