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For Immediate Release:
September 15, 2009
Contact: Special Agent Tony Pettigrew
Number: 617-557-2138

New London Man Sentenced to 46 Months In Federal Prison For Distributing Cocaine

SEP 15, 2009 -- 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 JOHN THOMAS, 30, of New London, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Alfred V. Covello in Hartford to 46 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for possessing cocaine with intent to distribute. THOMAS pleaded guilty to the offense on May 22, 2009.

This matter stems from a Drug Enforcement Administration-led federal, state and local task force investigation into narcotics trafficking in eastern Connecticut. The investigation revealed that, in June 2007, THOMAS sold Anthony Morse between 500 grams and two kilograms of cocaine.

THOMAS has been detained since his arrest on January 23, 2009.

On October 26, 2007, Morse pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, five kilograms or more of cocaine. He awaits sentencing.

This matter has been investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Connecticut State Police, the Norwich Police Department, the New London Police Department, the City of Groton Police Department, the Town of Groton Police Department and the Willimantic Police Department.