News Release
For Immediate Release:
August 25, 2009
Contact: Special Agent Tony Pettigrew
Number: 617-557-2138

Former Danbury Cocaine Dealer
Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison

AUG 25 -- Steven W. Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that AARON KING, also known as “A-Mo,” 35, of Waterbury, formerly of Danbury, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for conspiring to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine. KING pleaded guilty to the offense on May 4, 2006.

According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, KING was a participant in a large-scale cocaine and crack cocaine distribution ring led by Danbury resident Alex Luna. The drug organization was regularly supplied with kilogram-sized quantities of cocaine by individuals based in New York City. Once Luna received the drugs from these suppliers, he and his associates would go to various hotels in the Danbury area to process and package the cocaine for street sale. The Government’s investigation revealed that KING purchased cocaine from Luna’s associates, which he then sold to his own customers.

This matter stems from a long-term, cooperative investigation between the Drug Enforcement Administration in Bridgeport and the Danbury Police Department. During the investigation, law enforcement officers conducted several months of surveillance of suspected drug traffickers, made numerous undercover purchases, and utilized federal wiretaps on five different telephones. As part of the investigation, law enforcement officers conducted searches of several residences in Connecticut and New York and recovered cocaine and crack cocaine, drug-packaging materials, narcotics paraphernalia, United States currency, semi-automatic firearms, and ammunition.

Twenty-four individuals in Danbury and New York City were arrested, charged, and convicted as a result of this intensive investigation, and KING is the last defendant to be sentenced.

On April 3, 2007, Alex Luna was sentenced to 30 years of imprisonment.

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