News Release
November 15, 2007

Hamden Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Distributing Heroin

NOV 15 -- 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 CECIL BOYCE, 40, of Town Walk Drive, Hamden, Connecticut, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Peter C. Dorsey in New Haven to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by eight years of supervised release. On June 6, 2007, BOYCE pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin. According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, on April 4, 2006, a Town Walk Drive resident reported a burglary in progress at BOYCE’s apartment. When Hamden Police responded to the burglary call, they found drugs in plain view and obtained a search warrant. A subsequent search of the apartment revealed more than 100 grams of heroin, a portion of which was packaged in individual wax folds commonly used in street distribution of the drug. Also found during the search was what the Government believes to be a drug ledger, which contained BOYCE’s fingerprints, and a .38 caliber loaded firearm. The investigation into the burglary is ongoing. BOYCE has been detained since his arrest on April 26, 2006. The investigation of this matter was jointly conducted by the Hamden Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Forearms and Explosives, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.