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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 23, 2013

Three Operation Bloodline Defendants Are Sentenced


Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that three New Haven residents involved in a narcotics trafficking ring were sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven.

TYRICE WHITE, also known as “Ears,” 38, was sentenced to 110 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release.  On April 17, 2013, WHITE pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 100 grams or more of heroin.

JAMES MOORE, also known as “Coolie D,” 34, was sentenced to 41 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release.  On August 27, 2013, MOORE pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, heroin.

MARCUS WYLIE, 23, was sentenced to approximately 19 months of imprisonment, time already served, and three years of supervised release.  On October 7, 2013, WYLIE pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, heroin.

WHITE, MOORE, WYLIE and more than 100 other individuals were charged as a result of “Operation Bloodline,” a joint law enforcement investigation targeting narcotics trafficking and gang violence in the Dwight-Kensington and Fair Haven sections of New Haven.  Led by the DEA New Haven Task Force and the New Haven and Hamden Police Departments, the year-long investigation included the use of court-authorized wiretaps on numerous telephones, extensive physical surveillance, controlled purchases of narcotics, execution of search warrants, and seizures of narcotics and firearms.

WHITE has been detained since his arrest on July 25, 2012.  MOORE and WYLIE have been detained since May 17, 2012.

This matter is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Haven Task Force, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the New Haven, Hamden, West Haven, North Haven, Branford, Ansonia and Meriden Police Departments.  The United States Marshals Service, the Connecticut State Police, the Connecticut Department of Correction, Parole and Community Services and the Milford, Hartford, New Britain, North Branford and Stratford Police Departments have provided valuable assistance to the investigation.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys S. Dave Vatti and Marc Silverman.

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