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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 3, 2018

Naugatuck Man Pleads Guilty to Crack Offense, Admits Violating Supervised Release

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ADAM STRONG, 38, of Naugatuck, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute, and to distribute, cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).  STRONG also admitted that he violated the conditions of his supervised release from a prior federal conviction.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in February and May 2018, law enforcement conducted two controlled purchases of crack cocaine from STRONG.  The investigation revealed that between March 2017 and May 2018, STRONG conspired to distribute more than 250 grams of crack to customers in the Naugatuck and Waterbury areas.  At the time, STRONG was on supervised release following a 2016 federal conviction for trafficking cocaine and crack.

STRONG was arrested on May 8, 2018.

STRONG is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson on October 25, 2018, at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 30 years for the narcotics offense, and a maximum term of imprisonment of three years for violating his supervised release.

STRONG’s criminal history also includes two state robbery convictions.

This matter is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration New Haven Task Force, with the assistance of the Naugatuck Police Department.  The Task Force includes participants from the New Haven, Hamden, West Haven, North Haven, Branford, Ansonia, Meriden, Derby and Middletown Police Departments, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Avi M. Perry.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated August 3, 2018