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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Waterbury Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Supplying Heroin and Crack to Street Gang

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CYRUS BRADFORD, 43, 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 trafficking heroin and crack cocaine

According to court documents and statements made in court, in the fall of 2017, the FBI, ATF and Waterbury Police Department began an investigation into drug trafficking by suspected members of “Addicted to Money,” also known as “ATM,” a violent street gang operating in Waterbury.  The investigation, which included court-authorized wiretaps, physical surveillance and controlled purchases of heroin and crack, revealed that Bradford supplied distribution quantities of narcotics to members and associates of ATM.

The investigation resulted in federal charges against Bradford and 10 other individuals.

Bradford has been detained since his arrest on July 17, 2018.  On July 23, 2019, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, heroin and 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”).

This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Waterbury Police Department’s Gang Task Force.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Patrick F. Caruso and Natasha M. Freismuth.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Updated January 23, 2020