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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 6, 2014

Waterbury Man Sentenced To 5 Years In Federal Prison For Distributing Crack


Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JUICY REID-STITH, 38, of Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for selling crack cocaine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in early 2012, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives began an investigation into the distribution of crack cocaine and related criminal activity in the area of Locust Street in Waterbury.  In April and May 2012, REID-STITH made several sales of crack, with a total weight of approximately 167 grams, to an individual working with law enforcement.

On March 5, 2014, REID-STITH pleaded guilty to one count of possessing with the intent to distribute and distributing 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”).

REID-STITH has an extensive criminal history dating to 1992.

This matter is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Waterbury and Bridgeport Police Departments.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael E. Runowicz.

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