News Release
February 27, 2007

New London Man Sentenced to Five Years in
Federal Prison for Dealing Crack

FEB 27 -- 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 CHRISTOPHER MIMS, age 23, formerly of 27 Michael Road, New London, Connecticut, was sentenced yesterday, February 26, by Chief United States District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford, to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release. On November 1, 2006, MIMS pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).

According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, on February 7, 2006, a cooperating witness working with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) purchased $1000 worth of crack cocaine from MIMS. The controlled purchase of the drugs was tape recorded by the cooperating witness and surveilled by DEA and ATF special agents and New London Police officers.

MIMS has been detained since the date of his federal arrest on July 14, 2006.

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