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Friday, May 3, 2019

Waterbury Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Crack

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that CHARLES WILKERSON, 37, of Waterbury, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to one count of distribution of 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”).

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.

Judge Shea scheduled sentencing for August 5, 2019, at which time Wilkerson faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years and a maximum term of imprisonment of 40 years.  Wilkerson is released on a $200,000 bond pending sentencing.

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, Wilkerson was released on bond after being arrested in Torrington for distributing crack and other offenses.

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

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 3, 2019