East Hartford Man Indicted For Allegedly Distributing Ecstacy
MAR 7 -- 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, today announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Hartford has returned an Indictment charging DANIEL DRUMMOND, age 36, of 252 Ellington Road, East Hartford, Connecticut, with one count of possession with the intent to distribute MDMA, more commonly known as ecstacy. The Indictment was returned on February 28, 2007, and DRUMMOND was presented in federal court in Hartford on the charge on March 2, 2007. After a detention hearing today before United States Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez, DRUMMOND was detained in federal custody pending trial. Jury selection is currently scheduled for May 8, 2007.
According to statements made in court, the charge in the Indictment stems from the seizure of approximately 32,000 ecstacy pills from DRUMMOND’s person and a New Britain stash house on April 11, 2006.
The Indictment also seeks forfeiture of DRUMMOND’s residence at 252 Ellington Road. If convicted, DRUMMOND faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of up to $1,000,000. U.S. Attorney O’Connor stressed that an indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial at which it is the Government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
This case was investigated by the Hartford Resident Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance from the New Britain Police Department, the Manchester Police Department and the East Hartford Police Department.