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New Haven Man Sentenced to 2 More Years in Federal Prison for Violating Supervised Release

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

Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RODNEY SNAPE, 40, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 24 months of imprisonment for violating conditions of his federal supervised release.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in May 2013, Judge Arterton sentenced Snape to 105 months of imprisonment and three years of supervised release for distributing crack cocaine.  In February 2015, Snape’s sentence was reduced to 88 months of imprisonment due to a change in the federal crack cocaine sentencing guidelines.  He was released from prison in June 2019.

On February 20, 2020, Snape was arrested by New Haven Police for possession of narcotics with intent to distribute.  He pleaded nolo contendere in state court and, in January 2021, was sentenced to a suspended three-year term of incarceration and two years of probation.

On May 5, 2021, Snape was again arrested by New Haven Police after he was found in possession of approximately eight grams of cocaine, items used to package narcotics for street sale, and more than $4,500 in cash.  The case is pending in state court.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony E. Kaplan.

Updated June 8, 2021

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