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Waterbury Man Caught Transporting Kilos of Drugs Sentenced to More Than 7 Years in Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CYRELLE CONYERS, 37, of Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in New Haven to 88 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for his participation in a drug trafficking conspiracy.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 8, 2021, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Waterbury Police Department established surveillance at a Waterbury residence that was suspected of being used as a narcotics stash house.  Officers observed several vehicles depart from the residence, including one driven by Conyers.  Officers stopped and searched Conyers’ vehicle, which was unregistered, and seized approximately 13 kilograms of cocaine, more than 1.5 kilograms of heroin, more than 500 grams of crack cocaine, and more than 350 grams of methamphetamine.  A search of a second vehicle that was stopped after leaving the residence revealed two handguns, 18 boxes of ammunition, and more than $31,000 in cash.  A search of Conyers’ nearby residence revealed distribution quantities of cocaine and crack cocaine, items used to process and package narcotics, and more than $4,000 in cash.

Conyers’ criminal history includes eight previous convictions, three of which involve the sale or possession of controlled substances.

On June 27, 2023, Conyers pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute over 500 grams of cocaine.  Conyers, who is released on a $150,000 bond, is required to report to prison on January 24, 2024.

This matter was investigated by the FBI’s Northern Connecticut Gang Task Force and the Waterbury Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Konstantin Lantsman.

Updated October 26, 2023

Drug Trafficking