News Release
March 7, 2007

New London Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Crack Charge

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, announced that TYRONE HENRY, also known as “Blondie,” age 32, of 615B Bank Street, New London, Connecticut, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to one count of an Indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (“crack” cocaine).

According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, on four occasions in February and March 2006, an individual cooperating with law enforcement made several controlled purchases of crack cocaine from HENRY. The purchases were surveilled by law enforcement and recorded by the cooperating witness.

Judge Thompson scheduled sentencing for June 27, 2007, at which time HENRY faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 10 years, a maximum term of life and a fine of up to $4,000,000.

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