Drug Trafficking

East Hartford Felon Gets More Than 6 Years For Crack Distribution

An East Hartford resident and convicted felon was sentenced Friday to 80 months in federal prison for distribution of crack cocaine.

A federal judge in Bridgeport also ordered John Thomas Minter, 29, to four years of supervised release, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

Minter was a member of a drug-trafficking group called Team Grease, or Wall Street, the attorney's office said. He was arrested in April 2015 after selling more than 350 grams of crack cocaine to investigators, the office said.

A search of his home turned up more crack cocaine, about 93 grams of cocaine and $16,000 in cash. Minter pleaded guilty in October to possession with intent to...