News Release
November 29, 2006

New London Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Crack Charge

NOV 29 -- 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 JEREMIAH SIMONS, also known as “J,” age 18, of 58 Colman Street, New London, Connecticut, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, five grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine.”)

According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, on three occasions in February 2006, SIMONS distributed more than five grams of crack cocaine to a cooperating witness.

Judge Thompson has scheduled sentencing for February 16, 2007, at which time SIMONS faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years, a maximum term of 40 years, and a fine of up to $2,000,000.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the New London Police Department.