Norwich Man Charged With Federal Narcotics And Firearms Offenses
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a federal grand jury sitting in New Haven returned a three-count indictment today charging THEODORE JONES, also known as “Ish,” and “William Wooley,” 28, of Norwich, with heroin and firearms related offenses.
As alleged in the indictment, on October 2, 2012, JONES possessed heroin, which he intended to distribute, a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol and seven rounds of .45 caliber ammunition. Prior to October 2012, JONES had been convicted of felony drug, burglary and assault offenses.
The indictment charges JONES with one count of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, which carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of up to $1 million, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, which carries a mandatory consecutive prison term of at least five years and a fine of up to $250,000. The indictment also charges JONES with one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, which carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000.
JONES has been detained in state custody since his arrest on October 2, 2012.
This matter has been assigned to United States District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford.
U.S. Attorney Fein stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This matter is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, with the assistance of the Norwich Police Department and the Office of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of New London. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John H. Durham.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT:
U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE