News Release
For Immediate Release:
August 03, 2009
Contact: Special Agent Tony Pettigrew
Number: 617-557-2138

Manchester Man Sentenced to More than 15 Years in Federal Prison for Dealing Crack and Heroin

AUG 03 -- Steven W. Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and Nora R. Dannehy, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that TROY NAPPER, also known as “Troy Mote,” 31, of Foster Street, Manchester, was sentenced yesterday, July 29, by United States District Judge Janet B. Arterton in New Haven to 188 months of imprisonment, followed by eight years of supervised release.  On May 15, 2009, NAPPER pleaded guilty 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 three occasions in January and February 2009, NAPPER distributed various quantities of crack cocaine and heroin to an individual working with law enforcement.   In pleading guilty, NAPPER admitted that he distributed and/or possessed with intent to distribute a total of approximately 63.5 grams of crack cocaine.

NAPPER has been detained since his arrest by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Manchester Police Department on February 17, 2009.

NAPPER has three prior convictions for drug related felonies, including one prior federal conviction in Connecticut.  In 1997, NAPPER, while a member of the 20 Love street gang, was convicted after participating in a wide-ranging narcotics distribution conspiracy in Manchester.  NAPPER received a sentence of 108 months of imprisonment for that offense and, after his release from federal prison, subsequently received an additional 13 months of imprisonment for violating the terms of his supervised release.

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Manchester Police Department.