Waterbury man pleads guilty to distributing crack

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A Waterbury man pleaded guilty to distributing crack cocaine on Thursday. 

37-year-old Charles Wilkerson pleaded guilty for the distribution of 28 grams or more of cocaine base.

According to the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut John H. Durham, Wilkerson’s criminal history includes several state convictions, including five convictions for distributing narcotics.

Law enforcement made four controlled purchases of approximately 34 grams of crack cocaine from Wilkerson in Waterbury in May and June 2018.

He was arrested on a federal criminal complaint on August 16, 2018. He was later scheduled to sentencing for August 5, 2019 facing a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years and a maximum of imprisonment of 40 years. Wilkerson is released on a $200,000 bond.

This matter is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Waterbury Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Natasha Freismuth.

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