News Release
December 13, 2007

New Britain Cocaine Dealer Sentenced To Five Years In Federal Prison

DEC 13 -- 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 HECTOR ACEVEDO, 24, of Elam Street, New Britain, was sentenced yesterday, December 12, by Senior United States District Judge Peter C. Dorsey in New Haven to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release. On May 14, 2007, ACEVEDO pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute five kilograms of more of powder cocaine.

According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, in 2005 and 2006, ACEVEDO conspired with others to distribute in excess of five kilograms of powder cocaine to various customers in New Britain. ACEVEDO distributed as much as 500 grams of powder cocaine at a time to various customers, who then resold the cocaine to other customers or, at times, converted the cocaine into crack for redistribution to others. “I commend the local and federal authorities for working together to investigate and arrest individuals responsible for distributing large quantities of crack and powder cocaine in New Britain,” U.S. Attorney O’Connor stated. This case was investigated by the New Britain Police Department and the Hartford Resident Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration.