News Release
June 22, 2007

Wallingford Woman Sentenced to 27 Months in
Federal Prison for Distributing Cocaine and Crack

JUN 22 -- 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 JENNIFER DOAK, age 36, of 34 Cornwall Road, Wallingford, Connecticut, was sentenced yesterday, June 21, by Senior United States District Judge Peter C. Dorsey in New Haven to 27 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for engaging in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base (“crack cocaine”), and for selling cocaine while on federal pretrial release. DOAK pleaded guilty to the charges on May 8, 2007.

On October 4, 2006, a federal grand jury returned an Indictment charging DOAK and several other individuals with various narcotics offenses involving the distribution of cocaine and crack cocaine in and around Meriden. According to statements made in connection with the sentencing, DOAK was arrested on October 6, 2006, by federal authorities and released on bond. She was then arrested again by local authorities on April 6, 2007, as she was in the process of attempting to distribute seven grams of powder cocaine that she had obtained for $250 from a supplier in Meriden.

In pleading guilty, DOAK admitted that she engaged in a conspiracy to distribute powder cocaine and crack cocaine in the Meriden area from April 2006 through June 2006, and she possessed with the intent to distribute powder cocaine on April 6, 2007, while being supervised on federal pretrial release. Judge Dorsey imposed a 21-month sentence on the first charge and a consecutive six-month sentence on the second charge. DOAK was ordered to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on August 3, 2007.

This investigation was a collaborative effort of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Meriden Police Department.