News Release
February 12, 2007

Brockton Man Arrested for Selling
Crack Cocaine in New Bedford

FEB 12 -- BOSTON, MA - A Brockton man was arrested today on a federal charge of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, commonly referred to as “crack cocaine.”

June W. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in New England; United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan and Ronald E. Teachman, Chief of the New Bedford Police Department, announced today that CARLOS CONCEPCION, 29, of 72 Vine Street, Apt. #2, Brockton, was arrested on a complaint charging him with possession with intent to distribute cocaine base.

According to the affidavit filed in support of the complaint, it is alleged that CONCEPCION sold approximately one-half ounce of crack cocaine to an undercover DEA agent in New Bedford on February 1, 2007, after negotiating the price over the phone and meeting in the 7-Eleven convenience parking lot located on Phillips Road to complete the deal.

If convicted, CONCEPCION faces up to life imprisonment, to be followed by 8 years of supervised release, and a $4 million fine.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration