NEW HAVEN , 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 Ryan Moore, 22, of New Haven, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to 36 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine.
This matter stems from a joint law enforcement investigation conducted by the FBI New Haven Safe Streets Task Force, the DEA New Haven Task Force, the New Haven Police Department and the Hamden Police Department. Through the use of court-authorized wiretaps, investigating officers identified and dismantled a large drug-trafficking organization that was centered in the Newhallville section of New Haven and Hamden, and was responsible for the distribution of crack cocaine and cocaine throughout the Greater New Haven area.
According to court documents and statements made in court, from August through October 2010, Moore, an admitted member of a violent street gang known as R2, was intercepted several times over a wiretap ordering distribution quantities of crack cocaine from other members of the drug trafficking organization, which he then sold to his own customer base for profit.
On March 9, 2011, Moore pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack cocaine”). Moore has no prior convictions.
Forty-seven individuals have been charged in federal court with various narcotics offenses as a result of this investigation.
This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s New Haven Safe Streets Task Force (composed of members of members of the New Haven, Ansonia, Milford and East Haven Police Department, and the Connecticut State Police and the Connecticut Department of Correction), the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Haven Task Force (composed of members of the New Haven, West Haven, Meriden, Ansonia, Hamden and Branford Police Departments), along with substantial participation by members of the New Haven and Hamden Police Departments. The U.S. Marshals Service also assisted the investigation.
The investigation was funded in significant part by the United States Attorney’s Office Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force and supported by the Office’s Project Safe Neighborhoods and Anti-Gang programs.