News Release
March 6, 2007

Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Distributing Narcotics

MAR 6 -- 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 CRAIG BALDWIN, age 35, of 393 Indian Avenue, Bridgeport, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Alan H. Nevas in Bridgeport to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release. On November 29, 2005, BALDWIN pleaded guilty to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin.

BALDWIN and several alleged co-conspirators were charged in an Indictment returned on October 16, 2003, by a federal grand jury sitting in Bridgeport.

It was disclosed in the various trials of co-defendants that BALDWIN’s associates obtained large, wholesale quantities of narcotics from sources of supply in New York City and elsewhere. In turn, they processed the heroin, cocaine, and cocaine base or “crack,” which they distributed at various drug blocks on the East Side of Bridgeport throughout the 1990’s, including White and Huron and Seaview and Holly Avenues.

U.S. Attorney O’Connor noted the outstanding cooperative efforts of the DEA-Bridgeport Gang Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the State’s Attorney’s Office, the Bridgeport Police Department, the New York Police Department, and the United States Marshals Service.