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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Norwich Woman Sentenced to Prison for Trafficking Cocaine

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MARYBETH HARVEY, 35, of Norwich, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in New Haven to 12 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for trafficking cocaine. Judge Meyer also ordered HARVEY to forfeit $4,800.

According to court documents and statements made in court, an investigation by the FBI Northern Connecticut Safe Streets Task Force, Norwich Police Department, Waterford Police Department and Groton Town Police revealed that in the summer of 2016, Paul Mott, of Groton, conspired with others to obtain and distribute cocaine. Mott regularly took orders for cocaine from HARVEY and other co-conspirators and then drove to his supplier in the Bronx, New York, to obtain the drug. When he returned to Connecticut, Mott provided the cocaine to HARVEY and others for further distribution. Some of Mott’s narcotics trafficking activity occurred his restaurant, Caribbean American Kitchen to Go, located on Truman Street in New London.

HARVEY and Mott were arrested on August 8, 2016. On that date, a search of HARVEY’s residence revealed approximately 23 grams of cocaine.

On May 9, 2017, HARVEY pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possesses with intent to distribute cocaine.

Mott also pleaded guilty and, on September 5, 2017, was sentenced to 60 months of imprisonment. He also was ordered to forfeit a 2013 Toyota 4Runner and approximately $3,494 that was seized from him at the time of his arrest.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Stolfi Collins.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated September 14, 2017