A New Haven man was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court for distributing crack cocaine in the Newhallville sections of Hamden and New Haven.
Ryan Moore, 22, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to 36 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.
The FBI New Haven Safe Streets Task Force, the DEA New Haven Task Force and the New Haven and Hamden police departments conducted the investigation using court-authorized wiretaps. Through that investigation, officers identified and dismantled a large drug-trafficking organization centered in the Newhallville section of New Haven and Hamden 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 August through October 2010, Moore, an admitted member of a violent street gang known as R2, was intercepted several times over a wiretap ordering distribution quantities of crack cocaine from other members of the drug trafficking organization, which he then sold to his own customer base for profit.
On March 9, 2011, Moore pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack cocaine”). MOORE has no prior convictions.
Forty-seven people have been charged in federal court with various narcotics offenses as a result of this investigation. This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s New Haven Safe Streets Task Force, composed of members of the New Haven, Ansonia, Milford and East Haven Police Department, and the Connecticut State Police and the Connecticut Department of Correction, as well as the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Haven Task Force (composed of members of the New Haven, West Haven, Meriden, Ansonia, Hamden and Branford Police Departments), along with substantial participation by members of the New Haven and Hamden Police Departments.
The United States Marshals Service also has assisted the investigation. It was funded in significant part by the United States Attorney’s Office Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force and supported by the Office’s Project Safe Neighborhoods and Anti-Gang programs.