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New Haven Man Sentenced To 30 Months In Federal Prison For Distributing Heroin

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut
March 13, 2013

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CARL HAILEY, also known as “Squirt,” 48, of New Haven, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing heroin.

HAILEY is one of 108 individuals charged as a result of “Operation Bloodline,” a joint law enforcement investigation targeting narcotics trafficking and gang violence in the Dwight-Kensington and Fair Haven sections of New Haven.  Led by the DEA New Haven Task Force and the New Haven and Hamden Police Departments, the year-long investigation included the use of court-authorized wiretaps on numerous telephones, extensive physical surveillance, controlled purchases of narcotics, execution of search warrants and seizures of narcotics and firearms.  The investigation revealed that HAILEY conspired with others to purchase and redistribute heroin.

HAILEY was on state special parole at the time of this offense, and he has been detained in state custody since February 14, 2012, for violating his parole.  His maximum release date from state custody is January 22, 2014.

Judge Burns ordered HAILEY to begin serving his 30-month federal sentence after his release from state custody. 

This matter is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Haven Task Force, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the New Haven, Hamden, West Haven, North Haven, Branford, Ansonia and Meriden Police Departments.  The United States Marshals Service, the Connecticut State Police, the Connecticut Department of Correction, Parole and Community Services and the Milford, Hartford, New Britain, North Branford and Stratford Police Departments have provided invaluable assistance to the investigation.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys S. Dave Vatti and Marc Silverman.


Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722

Updated April 25, 2023