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Massachusetts Woman Sentenced to Prison for Trafficking Cocaine

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LATOYA McKREITH, 37, of Chicopee, Massachusetts, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 15 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for trafficking 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.

On February 12, 2019, McKreith pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute, and to possess with intent to distribute, 500 grams or more of cocaine.  McKreith, who was released on bond, was remanded to custody of the U.S. Marshals Service at the conclusion of the sentencing proceeding.

Gollman, of Springfield, Massachusetts, also pleaded guilty 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 was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jocelyn Courtney Kaoutzanis.

Updated January 10, 2020

Drug Trafficking