News Release
September 28, 2006

Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty to 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, today announced that WALTER HARRISON, age 34, of 106A Chestnut Street, Bridgeport, pleaded guilty yesterday, September 27, in Bridgeport federal court to one count of an Indictment charging him with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.

According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, in June 2005, the Bridgeport DEA’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force commenced an investigation into a cocaine trafficking operation in Bridgeport, which eventually included court-authorized wiretaps of telephones used by certain members of the operation, and closed circuit television monitoring of an office used by the traffickers for narcotics-related activities.

HARRISON and several others alleged to be involved in this narcotics trafficking ring were indicted by a federal grand jury on May 2, 2006.

HARRISON is scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill on December 22, 2006, at which time HARRISON faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 10 years, a maximum term of life and a fine of up to $4,000,000.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force, which includes the Stratford, Norwalk, Stamford, Greenwich, New Canaan, and Easton Police Departments.