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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 5, 2018

New Haven Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin and Crack Cocaine Charges, Violating Supervised Release

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JAVON MOORNING, 39, of New Haven, pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin and crack cocaine.  MOORNING also admitted that he violated the conditions of his supervised release from a prior federal convictiion.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on July 15, 2011, MOORNING was sentenced in New Haven federal court to 100 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine.  In December 2014, the sentencing judge reduced MOORNING’s sentence to 84 months of imprisonment to give MOORNING credit for time that he had served in state custody on related charges.  MOORNING was released from federal prison on June 1, 2018.

On June 15, 2018, MOORNING sold heroin and crack cocaine to an individual working with law enforcement.  On July 9, 2018, MOORNING sold heroin to the same individual.  When officers arrested MOORNING on July 24, 2018, he possessed additional amounts of heroin and crack cocaine.

MOORNING is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer on January 9, 2019, at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years on the new charges, and up to two years of imprisonment for violating the terms of his supervised release.

MOORNING has been detained since his arrest.

This matter is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Haven Task Force and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah P. Karwan.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Updated October 5, 2018