A convicted felon was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in federal prison for distributing crack cocaine, the U.S. attorney's office said.
Demeeco Sampson, 32, of Hartford also faces three years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of crack cocaine in January. Court records show that Sampson has a previous conviction on felony drug charges.
The FBI’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Task Force and the Hartford Police Vice, Intelligence and Narcotics Unit worked together to apprehend Sampson and others who were affiliated with groups and gangs involved in violence in the city’s North End, the attorney’s office said.
An investigation revealed Sampson and others sold crack cocaine in the area of Edgewood Street and Albany Avenue. In June and July 2015, law enforcement made controlled purchases of crack from Sampson and his associates, the attorney’s office said.
Sampson has been detained since his arrest in December 2015.