Date: March 18, 2021 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Rayshon Frazier, of Meriden, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 27 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine. According to court documents and statements made in court, in July and August 2019, the DEA New Haven Task made multiple controlled purchases of distribution quantities of crack cocaine from Frazier's associate in Middletown. After Frazier's associate was incarcerated on a state probation violation in early September 2019, Frazier took over his associate's drug distribution activity. Between September and November 2019, investigators made three controlled purchases of crack, totaling approximately 40 grams, from Frazier in Waterbury, where Frazier formerly resided. Frazier was arrested on a federal criminal complaint on November 27, 2019. On December 22, 2020, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine base ("crack"). Frazier, who is released on a $100,000 bond, is required to report to prison on May 19, 2021. This investigation is being conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration New Haven Task Force and the Middletown Police Department. The DEA New Haven Task Force includes participants from the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Marshals Service, Connecticut State Police and the New Haven, Hamden, West Haven, North Haven, East Haven, Branford, Ansonia, Meriden, Derby, Middletown, Naugatuck and Waterbury Police Departments. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Amanda S. Oakes and Sarala V. Nagala.