John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ERIN JONES, also known as “Cree,” 43, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine.
According to court documents and statements made in court, law enforcement identified Jones and his girlfriend, Bianca Daniels, as crack cocaine suppliers in the Farnham Court area of New Haven. In November 2018 and March 2019, investigators made controlled purchases of crack from Jones and Daniels.
Jones and Daniels were arrested on related state charges on March 6, 2019. A search of their residence on that date revealed approximately 29 grams of crack and approximately 52 grams of powder cocaine.
On July 16, 2019, Jones pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”).
Jones, who is released on a $50,000 bond, is required to report to prison on October 26.
Daniels pleaded guilty on July 15, 2019, and awaits sentencing.
This matter has been investigated by the New Haven Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Maria del Pilar Gonzalez and Sarah P. Karwan.