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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

Monday, May 12, 2014

New Haven Crack Dealer Sentenced To 5 Years In Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that CHARLES JOHNSON, also known as “CJ,” 33, of New Haven, was sentenced on Friday, May 9, by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson 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, this matter stems from an investigation conducted by the FBI New Haven Safe Streets Task Force into drug distribution and related gang activity in The Hill neighborhood of New Haven.  The investigation, which included the use of court-authorized wiretaps, revealed that members and associates of the Southside Bloods were distributing large quantities of crack cocaine.  In February and March 2012, JOHNSON was intercepted over a wiretap ordering distribution quantities of crack cocaine from other members of the conspiracy.

JOHNSON has been detained since his arrest on September 20, 2012.  On December 12, 2013, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).

This matter was investigated by the FBI’s New Haven Safe Streets Task Force, including the New Haven, Hamden and Milford Police Departments, and the State of Connecticut Department of Correction.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Anthony Kaplan and Gordon Hall.


Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722

Updated March 18, 2015