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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 29, 2021

Norwich Man Involved in Southeastern Connecticut Drug Ring Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison

Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BRYON McCLELLAN, 33, of Norwich, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 57 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in a southeastern Connecticut drug trafficking ring.

This matter stems from an investigation led by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Connecticut Statewide Narcotics Taskforce East, Connecticut Department of Correction and the New London, Waterford, City of Groton and Stonington Police Departments, into the distribution of narcotics and illegal possession of firearms in southeastern Connecticut.  The investigation, which included court-authorized wiretaps and controlled purchases and seizures of narcotics and firearms, revealed that Royshawn Allgood, also known as “Boy Roy,” received narcotics from another member of the conspiracy and then distributed the drugs to users and other street-level distributors.  McClellan acquired distribution quantities of cocaine from Allgood and sold the drug to his own customers.

On March 5, 2019, a grand jury in Hartford returned an indictment charging McClellan, Allgood and 22 other individuals with various offenses.  A subsequent superseding indictment charged an additional two defendants.

McClellan was arrested on March 7, 2019.  On July 8, 2019, while McClellan was released on bond, the Connecticut State Police stopped McClellan’s vehicle and arrested him after they found him in possession of approximately 33 grams of cocaine.

McClellan has been detained since July 11, 2019.  On October 5, 2020, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, cocaine, and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine while on pre-trial release.

Allgood pleaded guilty to a related charge and, on January 3, 2020, was sentenced to 71 months of imprisonment.

This investigation is being conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Marshals Service, Homeland Security Investigations, Connecticut Statewide Narcotics Taskforce East, Connecticut Department of Correction and the New London, Waterford, City of Groton, Stonington, Norwich, Old Saybrook and UConn Police Departments.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Natasha M. Freismuth through the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Program.  OCDETF identifies, disrupts and dismantles drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs and transnational criminal organizations through a prosecutor-led and intelligence-driven approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.  Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at https://www.justice.gov/OCDETF.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated March 29, 2021