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Press Release

Woodstock Man Sentenced to Another Year for Failing to Report to Prison

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

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANDRE SMITH, also known as “Dre,” 43, of Woodstock, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 12 months and one day of imprisonment for failing to surrender for service of his sentence.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on January 12, 2022, Smith was sentenced in Hartford federal court to 41 months of imprisonment and three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute cocaine and crack in eastern Connecticut.  Smith, who was released on bond, was ordered to report to prison on March 23. 2022.  On March 19, 2022, Smith cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet, and he subsequently failed to report to his designated Bureau of Prisons facility as ordered.

Smith turned himself in to the U.S. Marshals Service in Bridgeport on June 14, 2022, and has been detained since that date.  He pleaded guilty on October 11, 2022.

This investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshals Service, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Natasha M. Freismuth.

Updated January 12, 2023