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Waterbury Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Cocaine

OCT 20 (HARTFORD, Conn.) – Michael J. Ferguson Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Jose Alejandro, 30, of Waterbury, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for trafficking cocaine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, between August 2014 and May 2015, Aljandro was involved in the purchase and resale of between two and 3.5 kilograms of cocaine.  During that time, Alejandro sold cocaine to two individuals who then converted it to crack cocaine for street-level sales.  On May 29, 2015, federal law enforcement agents executed a search warrant at a Waterbury residence connected to Alejandro and seized approximately 183 grams of cocaine, approximately 22 grams of crack cocaine, a money counting machine, a digital scale and other narcotics paraphernalia.

On June 23, 2015, Alejandro pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.  This matter has been investigated by the DEA New Haven Task Force, which includes participants from the New Haven, Hamden, West Haven, North Haven, East Haven, Branford, Ansonia, Meriden and Derby Police Departments.


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