Bridgeport Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KEVIN JONES II, also known as “Ox” and “Scott,” 31, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 180 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for heading a Bridgeport narcotics trafficking organization.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in the summer of 2017, members of the FBI’s Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force and Bridgeport Police Department began investigating individuals who were distributing narcotics in and around Bridgeport. The investigation, which included the use of court-authorized wiretaps and controlled purchases of narcotics, revealed that Jones headed a Bridgeport-based drug trafficking network that distributed heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, fentanyl, and other opioids.
The investigation resulted in federal charges against Jones, and 18 other defendants, and the seizure of narcotics, eight firearms, and more than $360,000 in cash.
Jones has been detained since his arrest on November 6, 2018. He pleaded guilty on June 17, 2021.
This matter was investigated by the FBI’s Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force and the Bridgeport Police Department, as well as the Drug Enforcement Administration, Connecticut State Police, and the Stratford, Norwalk, Seymour and Trumbull Police Departments.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Karen L. Peck and Patrick J. Doherty through the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Program. OCDETF identifies, disrupts and dismantles drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs and transnational criminal organizations through a prosecutor-led and intelligence-driven approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at https://www.justice.gov/OCDETF.