News Release
January 4, 2006

New York Man Sentenced To 78 Months In Federal Prison
For Cocaine Trafficking

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, announced that JESUS CONTRERAS, age 59, formerly of the Bronx, New York, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Christopher F. Droney in Hartford to 78 of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute and possessing with intent to distribute cocaine. On June 21, 2004, a federal jury found CONTRERAS guilty of the offenses.

CONTRERAS and five others were charged with narcotics trafficking violations after an investigation led to the seizure of more than 70 kilograms of cocaine in Norwalk, Connecticut, on October 17, 2001. All of the individuals arrested in connection with this matter have been convicted.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Norwalk Police Department.