Stamford Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Narcotics Charges
June W. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in New England and Kevin J. O’Connor, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that QUINCY DAY HINES, age 30, of Stamford, Connecticut pleaded guilty yesterday before United States District Judge Janet B. Arterton in New Haven to conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute fifty grams or more of crack cocaine and conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute one-hundred grams or more of phencyclidine, which is also known as PCP. As part of his plea agreement, Hines agreed to forfeit $11,700 to the United States, his interest in a 2002 BMW 745, and a Berretta 9mm pistol.
At sentencing, HINES will face a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of twenty years and a maximum term of imprisonment of life on the crack cocaine charge and a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of ten years and a maximum term of life on the PCP charge. HINES also faces a mandatory minimum term of supervised release after any term of imprisonment of ten years. HINES currently is scheduled to be sentenced on December 14, 2005.
HINES was arrested on February 23, 2005 as part of a federal investigation into a crack cocaine and PCP distribution ring in Fairfield County. Earlier this year, federal and local law enforcement officers arrested 30 individuals in Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk, and Bridgeport as part of the investigation. Law enforcement officers also conducted searches of nine residences in Connecticut and New York and recovered crack cocaine, PCP, drug packaging materials, narcotics paraphernalia, and United States currency.
On March 9, 2005, a federal grand jury sitting in Bridgeport returned a multi-count Indictment against HINES and others alleging various violations of federal narcotics laws.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force. The Task Force is comprised of law enforcement officers from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bridgeport Police Department, Easton Police Department, Stratford Police Department, Norwalk Police Department, Stamford Police Department, and Greenwich Police Department.