News Release
April 10, 2006

Stamford Man Receives 33 Months on PCP Trafficking Conviction

APR 10--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 LAMONT WATTS, age 31, of 33 Durant Street, Stamford, Connecticut, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 33 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute, and distribution of, Phencyclidine, also known as PCP.  WATTS pleaded guilty to the charge on July 12, 2005.

WATTS was arrested as part of a federal investigation into a crack cocaine and PCP distribution ring in Fairfield County.  In early 2005, 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. 

On March 9, 2005, a federal grand jury sitting in Bridgeport returned a multi-count Indictment against WATTS and others alleging various violations of federal narcotics laws.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force.  The Task Force consists 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.