News Release
For Immediate Release:
January 23, 2009
Contact: Special Agent Tony Pettigrew
Number: 617-557-2138

Hartford Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Crack Cocaine Distribution Charge

JAN 23 -- Steven W. Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New New England and Nora R. Dannehy, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KENDALL WALLACE, also known as “Henny,” 28, of Hartford, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, five grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).

According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, on August 15, 2008, WALLACE sold approximately 29 grams of crack cocaine in exchange for $800 in cash.  This purchase was recorded and surveilled by law enforcement officers.

Judge Underhill has scheduled sentencing for April 10, 2009, at which time WALLACE faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 10 years, a maximum term of imprisonment of life and a fine of up to $4 million.

WALLACE has been detained since his arrest on September 22, 2008.

This matter has been investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Hartford Police Department.