News Release
April 24, 2007

New Britain Cocaine Dealer Sentenced To 15 Months In Federal Prison

APR 25 -- 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 LUIS LUCIANO, age 28, formerly of West Street, New Britain, Connecticut, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Peter C. Dorsey in New Haven to 15 months of imprisonment, followed by six years of supervised release. In addition, Judge Dorsey ordered that LUCIANO must spend the first three months of his supervised release confined to his home. On January 17, 2007, LUCIANO pleaded guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with distribution of cocaine.

According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, on September 13, 2006, LUCIANO, along with a co-defendant, engaged in a narcotics transaction involving approximately 28 grams of powder cocaine. An Indictment was returned against LUCIANO charging him with various offenses, including the September 13 transaction. During the guilty plea proceeding, LUCIANO admitted that, on that date, he participated in the sale of one ounce of cocaine for approximately $1000.

This case was investigated by the New Britain Police Department and the Hartford Resident Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration.