NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- Brandon Brown, 30, was sentenced to seven years in jail on Friday for distributing crack cocaine.
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut made the announcement on Friday that Brown was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven.
After 84 months in jail, Brown's sentence is followed by three years of supervised release.
This matter stems from a joint law enforcement investigation conducted by the FBI New Haven Safe Streets Task Force, the DEA New Haven Task Force, the New Haven Police Department and the Hamden Police Department.
Through the use of court-authorized wiretaps, investigating officers identified and dismantled a large drug-trafficking organization that was centered in the Newhallville section of New Haven and Hamden, and was responsible for the distribution of crack cocaine and cocaine throughout the Greater New Haven area.
According to court documents and statements made in court, from June 2010 through August 2010, Brown purchased distribution quantities of crack cocaine from other members of the drug trafficking organization, and then sold the crack to others for profit.
On February 8, 2012, Brown pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine base ("crack cocaine").
47 individuals have been charged in federal court with various narcotics offenses as a result of this investigation.