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Connecticut man sentenced to 12 years for heroin trafficking

July 8, 2019

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man is getting more than 12 years in prison for trafficking heroin in the state.

Bridgeport resident Cewell Sharpe, 36, was sentenced to 151 months in prison plus three years of supervised release for distributing the drug.

According to a news release, a 2015 investigation found that Sharpe was planning to distribute large amounts of heroin into the Bridgeport area.

In April, Sharpe pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess and distribute heroin in a separate charge. He also has been in federal custody since January 2016 when he pleaded guilty to heroin and crack cocaine trafficking and was sentenced to 48 months in prison.

A New Haven U.S. District judge ordered the sentence to run consecutively to the 48-month sentence he is currently serving.

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