FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2005
Woman Pleads Guilty To Using A Telephone To Facilitate Narcotics Distribution
June W. Stansbury, Special
Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in New England
and Kevin J. O'Connor, United States Attorney for the
District of Connecticut, today announced that SHERRANDA HARRIS, age 24,
of 28 Perry Street, Stamford, Connecticut, has waived indictment and
pleaded guilty to a federal charge of using a telephone to facilitate
the distribution of phencyclidine ("PCP"). United States District
Judge Janet B. Arterton accepted HARRIS' plea of guilty yesterday, August
22, in New Haven. According to documents filed with the Court, HARRIS
admitted that, on January 25, 2005, she agreed during a telephone call
to deliver to another individual a package that contained approximately
3 grams of PCP.
HARRIS was arrested as part of a federal investigation into a crack cocaine and
PCP distribution ring in Fairfield County. Earlier this year, federal and local
law enforcement officers arrested 30 individuals in Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk,
and Bridgeport as part of the investigation. Law enforcement officers also conducted
searches of nine residences in Connecticut and New York and recovered crack cocaine,
PCP, drug packaging materials, narcotics paraphernalia, and United States currency.
Judge Arterton has scheduled sentencing for November 9, 2005, at which time HARRIS
faces a maximum term of imprisonment of four years and a fine of up to $250,000.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration High Intensity
Drug Trafficking Area Task Force. The Task Force is comprised of law enforcement
officers from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bridgeport Police Department,
Easton Police Department, Stratford Police Department, Norwalk Police Department,
Stamford Police Department, and Greenwich Police Department.