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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New London Man Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison For Selling Heroin, Violating Supervised Release


Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut,announced that DANIEL SCOTT, 26, of New London, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 36 months of imprisonment for distributing heroin and for violating his supervised release from a previous federal conviction.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on April 19, 2010, Judge Arterton sentenced SCOTT to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for selling crack cocaine.  He was released from prison in March 2013 and began serving his term of supervised release.

Approximately seven months after his release from prison, the New London Police Department received information that SCOTT was selling marijuana and heroin from his apartment on Shaw Street in New London.  In November 2013, SCOTT sold marijuana to an individual working with law enforcement and, on December 30, 2013, SCOTT sold heroin to the same individual.

On January 15, 2014, a court-authorized search of SCOTT’s apartment revealed a quantity of heroin, drug packaging material, a cell phone and approximately $661 in cash.  Also, a search of SCOTT’s rental vehicle revealed 2.6 grams of heroin packaged for distribution and two additional cell phones.  SCOTT was arrested on that date.

SCOTT has been detained since his arrest.  On June 23, 2014, he waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin.

This is SCOTT’s fourth felony drug conviction.

Judge Arterton sentenced SCOTT to 21 months of imprisonment for distributing heroin and 24 months of imprisonment, nine months concurrent, for violating the terms and conditions of his supervised release, for an effective sentence of 36 months of imprisonment.  SCOTT was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his release from prison.

This matter was investigated by the New London Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah P. Karwan.

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