March 08, 2011
Contact: SA Timothy Desmond
Phone Number: 617-557-2100
Wethersfield Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Trafficking Cocaine
BOSTON, MA. - 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 EUGENE ARGRAVES, 42, formerly of Ridge Road, Wethersfield, was sentenced yesterday, March 7, by United States District Judge Mark R. Kravitz in New Haven to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for his role in a Hartford-area narcotics distribution ring.
This matter stems from “Operation All In,” a long-term Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force investigation into the distribution of cocaine and crack cocaine in Hartford County. A total of 33 individuals have been charged and convicted as a result of the investigation, which has also included the seizure of approximately three kilograms of cocaine, one-half kilogram of crack cocaine, 12 firearms, and approximately $800,000 in cash.
According to court documents and statements made in court, ARGRAVES was intercepted during the course of a court-authorized wiretap negotiating the sale of kilogram-quantities of cocaine to Peter Maylor of Newington, among others. Maylor then sold the cocaine, and crack cocaine, in smaller quantities to customers and other distributors.
As part of his sentence, ARGRAVES has been ordered to forfeit approximately $300,000 in cash, jewelry, vehicles and other items.
On May 12, 2010, ARGRAVES pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine.
He has been detained since his arrest on May 27, 2009.
Maylor also pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. He awaits sentencing.
This matter was investigated by a Drug Enforcement Administration and the Hartford, New Britain, Manchester, East Hartford, Bloomfield, Bristol, Wethersfield, Windsor and Windsor Locks Police Departments. Additional assistance has been provided by the East Central Narcotics Task Force, which includes members from the Manchester, South Windsor, Glastonbury, and Vernon Police Departments; the Capital Region Emergency Services (CREST), and the Hartford Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT).