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New Haven Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Distributing Crack

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

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that PERRY FLOWERS, also known as “Mel,” 46, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to approximately 21 months of imprisonment, time already served, and four years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on two occasions in late 2013, and again in March 2014, FLOWERS sold crack cocaine to an individual working with law enforcement.  FLOWERS sold a total of approximately 43 grams of crack during the three sales.

FLOWERS has been detained since his arrest on June 18, 2014.  On December 2, 2015, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the New Haven Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert Spector and Gabriel Vidoni.

Updated March 18, 2016

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