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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 3, 2015

Stamford Man Admits Trafficking Marijuana, Agrees to Pay $200,000 to Resolve Forfeiture Case

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ALAN WILSON, 24, of Stamford, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of possession with intent to distribute 20 kilograms or more of marijuana.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in late 2013, the Stamford Police Department received information that WILSON was selling marijuana from his residence located at 15 Mead Street in Stamford.  In January 2014, law enforcement officers conducted a search of WILSON’s residence and discovered 8.77 pounds of marijuana stored in Foodsaver bags and Tupperware containers, a Foodsaver sealing machine and three boxes of new Foodsaver bags, a digital scale, $1,548 in cash, a .32 caliber long revolver, a loaded .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle, a .38 caliber revolver; a .25 caliber automatic pistol, 229 assorted rounds of ammunition and financial records.

WILSON is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant on October 14, 2015, at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years and a fine of up to $250,000.

As part of the resolution of this case, WILSON also agreed to pay the government $200,000 to resolve a related civil forfeiture action (USA v. 15 Mead Street, Stamford, Connecticut, 3:14cv645).

This matter is being investigated by the Bridgeport Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force and the Stamford Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys David X. Sullivan and Michael E. Runowicz.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated February 4, 2016