News Release
November 3, 2006

Bridgeport Man Sentenced to More Than
10 Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Cocaine

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 JAMES VOID, age 49, of 209 Houston Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Mark R. Kravitz in New Haven to 125 months of imprisonment followed by five years of supervised release.  On June 8, 2006, VOID pleaded guilty conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine.

According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, VOID regularly purchased kilogram quantities of cocaine from a New York source of supply.  VOID then made trips from Connecticut to South Carolina where he sold the cocaine to several individuals.  On one occasion, VOID’s car was stopped with $96,000 in cash stuffed in the spare tire in his trunk.  The money was seized and later forfeited to the Government.

U.S. Attorney O’Connor commended the law enforcement agents and officers who conducted the investigation and praised their efforts to identify, disrupt and dismantle this drug trafficking operation.

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force, which is located in Bridgeport and is composed of DEA special agents, officers from the Bridgeport, Stratford, Easton, Fairfield, Norwalk, and Stamford police departments, and members of the Connecticut State Police.