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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Norwich Man Sentenced to 5 Years for Distributing Drugs and Possessing Gun on Supervised Release

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ANTOINE WALKER, 42, of Norwich, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for drug and firearm offenses, and for violating the conditions of his supervised release from a prior federal conviction.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in 2020, Norwich Police conducting a drug trafficking investigation made two controlled purchases of crack from Walker.  On June 10, 2020, investigators conducted a court-authorized search of Walker’s home and, in the garage, found approximately 114 grams of heroin, nearly two pounds of marijuana, items used to process and package drugs for street sale, and a loaded .38 Special Smith and Wesson revolver.  A search of the residence revealed approximately 15 grams of crack cocaine together with a digital scale.  Walker was arrested on state charges at that time.  He was arrested on federal charges on June 12, 2020.

Walker was on federal supervised release at the time of the offense.  In 2013, Walker was sentenced in the Southern District of New York to 80 months of imprisonment and three years of supervised release for armed robbery and bank robbery offenses.

Walker has been detained since June 12, 2020.  On May 9, 2022, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine base (“crack”) and marijuana, and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

This investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Norwich Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret M. Donovan.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Updated August 2, 2022