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Waterbury Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge

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

Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CARLTON FOX, 37, of Waterbury, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to possession of firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in June 2021, Waterbury Police made two controlled purchases of heroin and one controlled purchase of fentanyl from Fox.  On June 18, 2021, investigators conducted a court-authorized search of a Waterbury hotel room where Fox was staying and seized a loaded .22 caliber handgun; distribution quantities of heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine; items used to process and package narcotics for street sale; and $3,980 in cash.

At sentencing, which is not scheduled, Fox faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years and a maximum term of imprisonment of life.

Fox is detained pending sentencing.

This matter is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Waterbury Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc H. Silverman.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Updated April 19, 2022

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses