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Stamford Man, 52, Gets Over 5 Years In Federal Prison For Selling Crack

A Stamford man will serve 64 months in prison for selling crack in Connecticut and heroin in Vermont.
A Stamford man will serve 64 months in prison for selling crack in Connecticut and heroin in Vermont. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. — A 52-year-old Stamford man known as "Uncle Easy" and "Bones" will spend more than five years behind bars for selling crack in Connecticut and heroin in Vermont, prosecutors said Monday.

Wayne Alexander was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Vanessa Bryant in Hartford to 64 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, said U.S. Attorney for Connecticut John H. Durham.

From February 2015 to April 2015, law enforcement officers made three controlled purchases of crack cocaine, totaling 130 grams, from Alexander, according to court documents and statements made in court.

Alexander was arrested on a federal criminal complaint on May 11, 2015, and released on bond. On April 4, 2016, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine base, or crack cocaine.

On May 11, 2016, a federal grand jury in Vermont returned an indictment charging him with one count of distributing heroin on April 2, 2016. The case was transferred to the District of Connecticut for further prosecution and, on April 18, 2017, Alexander pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin.

He has been detained since May 11, 2016.

The Connecticut case was investigated by the FBI’s Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bridgeport Police Department and Stamford Police Department. The Vermont case was investigated by the Vermont Drug Task Force.

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