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Bridgeport Man Gets Over 13 Years For Selling Crack At Trumbull Gardens

Jonathan Bohannon was sentenced to 160 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release on federal drug and gun charges.
Jonathan Bohannon was sentenced to 160 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release on federal drug and gun charges. Photo Credit: United States Department of Justice

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 28-year-old Bridgeport man who was part of a drug ring that sold heroin and crack at the Trumbull Gardens housing complex in Bridgeport will spend over 13 years behind bars, prosecutors said.

Jonathan Bohannon was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 160 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Bohannon pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and firearm possession offenses.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in January 2012, an investigation into narcotics trafficking and violent criminal activity in and around Trumbull Gardens. The investigation by the FBI Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force, Bridgeport Police Department and Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force began included court-authorized wiretaps.

They determined that Ronell Hanks, also known as “Biz” and “Ace,” headed an organization that sold heroin and crack cocaine 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Hanks regularly suppled Bohannon with cocaine, which Bohannon then “cooked” into crack and sold it to others.

When Bohannon was arrested Dec. 5, 2013, he had more than 300 grams of cocaine, four handguns and 131 rounds of ammunition in his possession.

On Dec. 18, 2013, a grand jury in Bridgeport charged Hanks, Bohannon and 12 others with a variety of narcotics and firearms trafficking offenses.

Bohannon has been detained since his arrest. On May 11, 2017, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute at least 280 grams of cocaine base (“crack”) and 500 grams of cocaine, one count of possession with intent to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base, and one count of possession of firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.

Hanks pleaded guilty and, on Feb. 25, 2015, was sentenced to 17 years in federal prison.

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force, in coordination with the Bridgeport Police Department, the Trumbull Police Department and the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force.

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