May 12, 2017
Contact: SA Timothy Desmond
Phone Number: 617-557-2100
Jamaican Ecstasy Trafficker In Bridgeport Sentenced
MAY 12 - NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Michael J. Ferguson Special Agent-in-Charge of the DEA’s New England Division, and Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Collin Fletcher, 52, last residing in Bridgeport, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 20 months of imprisonment for distributing ecstasy.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Fletcher conspired with Phillip Stewart and others to sell ecstasy to customers in Connecticut, New York and elsewhere. On October 27, 2016, and again on November 1, 2016, investigators made two controlled purchases of ecstasy from Fletcher. Fletcher and Stewart were arrested on November 18, 2016, after they attempted to sell approximately 10,000 capsules of ecstasy to an undercover officer. The capsules had a combined weight of approximately 923 grams of MDA. (Methylenedioxyamphetamine) is an analogue of (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine), and they are both commonly known as “ecstasy.” After Fletcher was arrested, investigators searched his home and seized approximately one kilogram of marijuana from a hallway closet.
On February 14, 2017, Fletcher pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute, and to possess with intent to distribute, MDA and MDMA. Fletcher, a citizen of Jamaica, has been detained since his arrest. He faces immigration proceedings when he completes his prison term. Fletcher has a prior felony drug conviction, which resulted in his deportation from the United States in 2003. He illegally reentered the country in 2004. Stewart, a Jamaican national residing in Queens, N.Y., pleaded guilty on March 29, 2017. He awaits sentencing.
This matter is being investigated by the DEA’s New Haven Tactical Diversion Squad, which includes officers from the Bristol, Greenwich, Hamden, Milford, New Haven, Shelton, Vernon and Wilton Police Departments.