STAMFORD, CT. – Steven W. Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Glen Thomas, also known as “G,” 38, of Orchard Street, Stamford, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 46 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in a crack cocaine distribution ring.
This matter stems from Operation Big Loot, a six-month investigation spearheaded by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Stamford Police Department’s Narcotics and Organized Crime Squad. As a result of the investigation, 52 individuals have been charged in state and federal court with various narcotics offenses related to the distribution of cocaine and crack cocaine in the greater Stamford area. During the investigation, law enforcement officers seized approximately $165,000 in cash, one kilogram of cocaine, two kilograms of crack cocaine, five firearms and several vehicles.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on three occasions in November 2009, Thomas was intercepted over a court-authorized wiretap ordering crack cocaine from co-defendant Carlos Marte Santos, also known as “Cesar” and “Shorty,” of the Bronx, New York. After the call, law enforcement surveillance monitored Thomas as he picked up the drugs he had ordered. An individual working with law enforcement subsequently purchased crack cocaine from Thomas.
Thomas was arrested on December 3, 2009. A search of his residence on that date revealed various types of drug paraphernalia, including scales and packaging material, and $700 in U.S. currency.
Thomas pleaded guilty on August 17, 2010.
Santos has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”) and a quantity of powder cocaine. He awaits sentencing.
This matter was investigated by the DEA’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force – which is composed of members of the Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk and Stratford Police Departments, and the Connecticut State Police – ATF, and the Stamford Police Department’s Narcotics and Organized Crime Squad. The United States Marshals Service, the Connecticut State Police, and the Norwalk, Bridgeport, Darien, Greenwich and Danbury Police Departments assisted in the arrests of several of the defendants.