News Release
For Immediate Release
December 02, 2010
Contact: Special Agent Tony Pettigrew
Number: 617-557-2138

Stamford Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Distributing Cocaine

DEC 02 -- Steven W. Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SANDLEY ALEXIS, 31, of Stephens Street, Stamford, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Christopher F. Droney in Hartford to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised release, for distributing cocaine. On July 27, 2010, ALEXIS pleaded guilty to one count of using a telephone to facilitate the distribution of cocaine.

This matter stems from an Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force investigation dubbed “Operation Big Loot,” a six-month investigation that was spearheaded by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Stamford Police Department’s Narcotics and Organized Crime Squad. As a result of the investigation, a total of 51 individuals have been charged in state and federal court with various narcotics offenses related to the distribution of cocaine and crack cocaine in the Stamford area. During the investigation, law enforcement officers seized approximately $164,000 in cash, more than one kilogram of cocaine and approximately 750 grams of crack cocaine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on two occasions in November 2009, ALEXIS purchased a total of 40 grams of cocaine for redistribution.

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s DEA’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force – which is composed of members of the Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk and Stratford Police Departments, and the Connecticut State Police – the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Stamford Police Department’s Narcotics and Organized Crime Squad. The United States Marshals Service, the Connecticut State Police, and the Norwalk, Bridgeport, Darien, Greenwich and Danbury Police Departments assisted in the arrests of several of the defendants.