News Release
December 18, 2007

Stamford Man Pleads Guilty to Crack Cocaine Conspiracy Charge

DEC 18 -- June W. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in New England and Kevin J. O’Connor, United States for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANGEL GUZMAN, 27, of Finney Lane, Stamford, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in Bridgeport to one count of conspiring to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).

According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, on September 26, 2006, at GUZMAN’s residence at 91 Finney Lane in Stamford, GUZMAN sold a quantity of crack cocaine to an individual cooperating with law enforcement officers. On October 12, 2006, officers executed a search warrant at 91 Finney Lane that resulted in the discovery of additional quantities of crack cocaine, as well as other narcotics paraphernalia.

Judge Hall has scheduled sentencing for March 20, 2008, at which time GUZMAN faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years, a maximum term of imprisonment of 40 years and a fine of up to $2,000,000.

U.S. Attorney O’Connor commended the investigation of this matter that was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Stamford Police Department.