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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Hartford Man Sentenced To Five Years In Federal Prison For Distributing Crack


David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BRANDON BAILEY-SANTOUSE, also known as “Bo,” 27, of Hartford, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, law enforcement identified Errol Santouse, BAILEY-SANTOUSE’s cousin, as a significant distributor of crack cocaine in the Willimantic area.  On five occasions in April and May 2012, Errol Santouse sold crack in quantities ranging from 3.5 grams to 42 grams to a cooperating witness and an undercover ATF agent.  The investigation revealed that BAILEY-SANTOUSE supplied Santouse with the crack cocaine for some of these transactions.

BAILEY-SANTOUSE was arrested on June 28, 2012.  On that date, he possessed approximately 50 grams of crack cocaine and a search of his residence revealed a scale with crack residue and narcotics packaging materials.

On December 13, 2012, SANTOUSE pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).

Errol Santouse pleaded guilty to the same charge and, on November 27, 2012, he was sentenced to 60 months of imprisonment.

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Hartford Police Department and the Willimantic Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Geoffrey M. Stone.

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