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Drug sweep results in 10 arrests in Waterbury area

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) - John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced the arrest of ten men Tuesday on federal narcotics trafficking offenses.

The arrests are the result of seven-month, joint investigation by the FBI, ATF and the Waterbury Police Department, into a Waterbury drug ring that is alleged to have been distributing heroin and cocaine base.

Acting Waterbury Chief of Police Fernando C. Spagnolo confirmed ten men were arrested early Tuesday morning.

The following men were arrested on federal criminal complaints and charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine base: Cyrus Bradford, 41, of Waterbury; Lee Brockett, 30, of Waterbury; Tarell Thomas, 29, of Waterbury; Alexander Caldeon, 22, of Oakville; Laval Thomas, 31, of Waterbury; Cameron Wilson, 21, of Waterbury; Felix Colon, 20, of Waterbury; Thomas "TJ" Moruzin, 28, of New Fairfield; Demain Brockett, 20, of Waterbury; and Jason Brockett, 45, of Waterbury.

The defendants are also charged with conspiracy to distribute a detectable amount of crack and heroin, and, if convicted, face up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $1 million, a term of supervised release of at least 3 years up to life, and a mandatory special assessment of $100.

According to statements made in court, and documents filed in the case, the investigation employed various investigative techniques, including purchases of drugs by confidential sources, seizures of drugs during motor vehicle stops, surveillance, and court-authorized wiretaps on cellular telephones utilized by Lee Brockett, Alexander Calderon, Tarell Thomas, and Cyrus Bradford.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Patrick F. Caruso and Natasha Freismuth.

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