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Waterbury Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Crack

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MIGUEL TORRES, 39, of Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, between February and May 2018, the Naugatuck Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted a series of controlled purchases of crack from Torres.  Torres was arrested on a state warrant on May 8, 2018.  On that date, a court-authorized search of his residence revealed approximately 47 grams of crack, other controlled substances, a digital scale that contained drug residue, and $5,746 in cash.

Torres has been detained since his arrest.  On April 25, 2019, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with the intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”).

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration New Haven Task Force with the assistance of the Naugatuck Police Department.  The Task Force includes participants from the New Haven, Hamden, West Haven, North Haven, Branford, Ansonia, Meriden, Derby and Middletown Police Departments, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc H. Silverman.

Updated October 29, 2019

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