News Release
For Immediate Release:
January 30, 2009
Contact: Special Agent Tony Pettigrew
Number: 617-557-2138

Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Kilos of Cocaine

JAN 30 -- Steven W. Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and Nora R. Dannehy, Acting United States for the District of Connecticut, announced that JERRY BROWN,  46, of Shelton, pleaded guilty today before Senior United States District Alan H. Nevas in Bridgeport to one count of an Indictment charging him with conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine.

According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, between May 2006 and July 2007, BROWN conspired to distribute between five and 15 kilograms of cocaine.

Judge Nevas has scheduled sentencing for April 17, 2009, at which time BROWN faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 30 years and a fine of up to $2 million.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods Program.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Felice Duffy.

The Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative is aimed at reducing gun and gang violence, deterring illegal possession of guns, and improving the safety of residents throughout Connecticut.  Participants in the initiative include community members and organizations as well as state, federal and local law enforcement agencies.