News Release
For Immediate Release:
March 10, 2010
Contact: Special Agent Tony Pettigrew
Number: 617-557-2138

Member of Danbury-Area Crack Cocaine Distribution Organization Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison

MAR 10 -  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 RONNIE SCOTT, 38, of Irving Place, Danbury, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Peter C. Dorsey in New Haven to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for his involvement in a Danbury-area crack cocaine ring.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Aaron Thompson, also known as “A” and “A-Plus,” of Bridgeport, headed a crack cocaine distribution ring that served dozens of customers in and around Danbury.  The DEA Task Force investigation, which included controlled purchases of narcotics and court-authorized wiretaps over several telephones, revealed that Thompson regularly obtained large quantities of cocaine, converted or “cooked” the cocaine into crack, and then distributed it to others, including SCOTT, for street sale.

At the time of his arrest on May 5, 2009, SCOTT was in possession of one ounce (28.5 grams) of crack cocaine that was concealed in his shoe.

On November 9, 2009, SCOTT pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).

SCOTT has been incarcerated since his arrest.

On November 10, 2009, Thompson pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base.  He awaits sentencing.  As part of his guilty plea, Thompson has agreed to forfeit property he owns at 33 Ives Court in Bridgeport, a 2006 Ford Explorer and more than $46,000.

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force – which includes representatives from the Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk, Stratford and Bridgeport Police Departments – in cooperation with the Danbury Police Special Investigations Division.  The New Milford Police Department also assisted in the investigation.