Work by members of the Stamford Police and other law-enforcement agencies resulted in a 70-month prison sentence for Kelcey Joyner, 38, of Martin Luther King Drive, Norwalk, for buying and distributing crack cocaine, according to a U.S. Department of Justice statement. Chief U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford sentenced Joyner on Tuesday. On May 27, Joyner pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine.
He was arrested Dec. 3 after purchasing in October and November 2009 a total of 830 grams of crack cocaine, which he divided into smaller quantities and sold, according to the statement. Joyner had been detained since his arrest. The Stamford Police Department's Narcotics and Organized Crime Squad was one of several Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force collaborating agencies that investigated the case as part of "Operation Big Loot," spearheaded by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.
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