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New Haven Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Distribution Charge

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

Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TASHUAN MINOR-DAVIS, 24, of New Haven, pleaded guilty today via videoconference before U.S. Magistrate Judge S. Dave Vatti to one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.

According to court documents and statements made in court, at approximately 10:00 p.m. on September 25, 2020, members of the West Haven Police Department’s Street Crime Unit conducting surveillance observed Minor-Davis engage in what appeared to be a street-level drug transaction from his vehicle while parked at a gas station in West Haven.  Officers attempted to stop on the car that Minor-Davis was operating, but Minor-Davis fled the scene.  Officers located the car a short time later, apprehended Minor-Davis after a brief foot chase, and recovered from him approximately 34 grams of cocaine and 19 grams of fentanyl.

Minor-Davis is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny on April 5, 2022, at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.

Minor-Davis is released on a $100,000 bond pending sentencing.

This investigation has been conducted by the DEA New Haven Tactical Diversion Squad and the West Haven Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara E. Levens.

Updated January 10, 2022

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