January 31, 2011
Contact: SA Timothy Desmond
Phone Number: 617-557-2100
Stamford Man Sentenced To More Than 10 Years In Federal Prison For Selling Crack
STAMFORD, CT. - 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 VINCENT BROWN, also known as “Big Baby,” 24, formerly of Rose Park Avenue, Stamford, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 130 months of imprisonment, followed by eight years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine.
This matter stems from “Operation Big Loot,” a six-month investigation spearheaded by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Stamford Police Department’s Narcotics and Organized Crime Squad. As a result of the investigation, 52 individuals have been charged in state and federal court with various narcotics offenses related to the distribution of cocaine and crack cocaine in the greater Stamford area. During the investigation, law enforcement officers seized approximately $165,000 in cash, one kilogram of cocaine, two kilograms of crack cocaine, five firearms and several vehicles.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on more than 10 occasions between September and November 2009, BROWN traveled to the Bronx, New York and purchased a total of approximately 240 grams of crack cocaine, which he then sold in smaller quantities in the Stamford area.
On April 29, 2010, BROWN pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute five grams or more of cocaine (“crack cocaine”).
BROWN has been detained since his arrest on December 3, 2009. BROWN was on state parole at the time of his arrest stemming from a July 2007 conviction for sale of narcotics.
This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking (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.