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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Massachusetts Woman Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Trafficking Charge

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LATOYA McKREITH, 36, of Chicopee, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to one count of conspiracy to distribute, and to possess with intent to distribute, 500 grams or more of cocaine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on May 30, 2018, McKreith and Laprese Gollman were arrested after they drove to New Haven in an attempt to purchase four kilograms of cocaine.  Investigators seized approximately $100,000 from Gollman at the time of his arrest.

Judge Arterton scheduled sentencing for May 8, 2019, at which time McKreith faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years and a maximum term of imprisonment of 40 years.  McKreith is released on a $100,000 bond pending sentencing.

Gollman, of Springfield, Massachusetts, previously pleaded guilty to the same charge and, on October 15, 2018, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by eight years of supervised release.

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Haven Task Force and the New Haven and Hamden Police Departments.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jocelyn Courtney Kaoutzanis.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated February 12, 2019