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New London Drug Dealer Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that BASHON WHITLEY, 28, of New London, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for trafficking narcotics.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 3, 2017, a court-authorized search of a New London apartment connected to Whitely and his uncle, Anthony Whitley, revealed approximately 14 grams of heroin, approximately 27 grams of cocaine, approximately 150 grams of crack cocaine, items used to process and package narcotics for street sale, a .380 caliber semiautomatic handgun, ammunition and $9,180 in cash.  Bashon and Anthony Whitley were arrested on state charges at that time.

Bashon Whitley has been detained since his federal arrest on January 24, 2018.  On May 30, 2018, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine and 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”).

Anthony Whitley has been detained since his arrest on March 3, 2017.  He pleaded guilty to the same charge on July 31, 2018, and awaits sentencing.

This matter has been investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force East, and New London Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Natasha M. Freismuth.

Updated September 6, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses