New Haven man sentenced to 5 years in federal prison for distributing fentanyl


Date: August 25, 2022


Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Vincent Clark, also known as "Pudge," of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing fentanyl.

According to court documents and statements made in court, between March and May 2021, law enforcement made six controlled purchases of redistribution quantities of fentanyl and heroin from Clark in New Haven. As the time of the drug sales, Clark was on state parole for a 2019 narcotics conviction.

Clark has been detained since his arrest on June 7, 2021. On November 29, 2021, he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, fentanyl.

This investigation was conducted by the DEA's New Haven Task Force, which includes personnel from the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division, DEA, U.S. Marshals Service, and the New Haven, Hamden, West Haven, North Haven, Branford, Ansonia, Meriden, Derby, Middletown, Naugatuck and Waterbury Police Departments.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara E. Levens through the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Program. OCDETF identifies, disrupts and dismantles drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs and transnational criminal organizations through a prosecutor-led and intelligence-driven approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.