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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Waterbury Crack Dealer Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CHARLES WILKERSON, 37, of Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine.

According to court documents and statement made in court, in May and June 2018, law enforcement made four controlled purchases of crack cocaine from Wilkerson in Waterbury.  One of the crack cocaine sales involved approximately 34 grams of crack.

Wilkerson was arrested on a federal criminal complaint on August 16, 2018.  On May 2, 2019, he pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”).

Wilkerson, who is released on a $200,000 bond, is required to report to prison on October 7.

Wilkerson’s criminal history includes several state convictions, including five convictions for distributing narcotics.  At the time of the drug sales in May and June 2018, he was released on bond after being arrested in Torrington for distributing crack and other offenses.

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Waterbury Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Natasha Freismuth.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated September 17, 2019