Drug Enforcement Administration

New England

Brian D. Boyle , Special Agent in Charge

October 23, 2018

Contact: SA Timothy Desmond

Phone Number: (617) 557-2100

New London drug trafficker sentenced to five years in prison

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in New England, and John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Anthony Whitley, 35, of Hartford and New London, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for trafficking narcotics.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 3, 2017, a court-authorized search of a New London apartment connected to Whitley and his nephew, Bashon Whitley, revealed approximately 14 grams of heroin, approximately 27 grams of cocaine, approximately 150 grams of crack cocaine, items used to process and package narcotics for street sale, a .380 caliber semiautomatic handgun, ammunition and $9,180 in cash. Anthony and Bashon Whitley were arrested on state charges at that time.

Anthony Whitley has been detained since his arrest on March 3, 2017. On July 31, 2018, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine and 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”). Whitley has eight prior convictions, including state felony convictions for drug and firearm offenses. On May 30, 2018, Bashon Whitley pleaded guilty to the same charge, and on Sep. 5 he was sentenced to 60 months of imprisonment.

This matter has been investigated by the DEA, Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force East, and New London Police Department.

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