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Bridgeport Man Gets 4 Years In Federal Prison For Selling Heroin, Crack

Bridgeport resident Cewell Sharpe was sentenced to four years in prison Monday.
Bridgeport resident Cewell Sharpe was sentenced to four years in prison Monday. Photo Credit: File

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A Bridgeport resident was sentenced Monday by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 48 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing heroin and crack cocaine, according to U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre M. Daly.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in November 2015, the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force, working with the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force, conducted a series of controlled purchases of heroin and crack cocaine from the defendant, Cewell Sharpe, also known as “C.C.,” in the P.T. Barnum housing complex.

Sharpe, 33, has been detained in federal custody since Jan. 26.

On March 11, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin.

Sharpe’s criminal history includes multiple felony convictions.

His most recent offense was committed while he was on state probation, according to officials.

The matter was investigated by the FBI’s Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force, Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force and Bridgeport Police Department.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alina P. Reynolds.

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