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Hartford PCP Dealer Sentenced to More Than 5 Years in Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that GARRETT J. CARTER, also known as “Little Man,” 30, of Hartford, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 70 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for distributing PCP.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in January 2016, Hartford Police received information of a significant PCP distributor operating in the Heath Street area of Hartford’s South End. A Hartford Police officer working in an undercover capacity subsequently made multiple purchases of PCP from an individual who was being supplied by CARTER. On March 24, 2016, CARTER was arrested after he arrived at a location on Heath Street to deliver PCP to his distributor. At the time of his arrest, CARTER possessed 28 ounce-sized bottles of PCP, each weighing approximately 22.5 grams. In total, the vials contained approximately 630 grams of PCP, or approximately 126,000 five milligram doses of the drug.

CARTER has been detained since his arrest. On February 6, 2017, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distributed 100 grams or more of phencyclidine (PCP).

This matter was investigated by the Hartford Police Vice, Intelligence and Narcotics Unit and the FBI’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian P. Leaming.

Updated June 15, 2017

Drug Trafficking