• Conn. man sentenced for drug trafficking
    November 17,2012
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    A Connecticut man who led a drug trafficking ring in the Windsor area has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison.

    Frank Annette, 35, of New Haven, Conn., was sentenced to 260 months in jail for conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of crack cocaine, conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and aiding and abetting possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime at U.S. District Court in Rutland on Thursday.

    According to court records, Annette conspired with at least six others to distribute crack cocaine, heroin and other drugs in the Windsor area from the spring of 2007 until January 2009. Annette served as a leader of the group, which distributed more than 10 kilograms of crack cocaine and 240 grams of heroin in Windsor.

    District Judge William K. Sessions III ordered Annette to serve five years supervised release after his incarceration ends. Annette has been detained since his arrest on March 1, 2011.

    A jury found Annette guilty in June after a four-day trial at U.S. District Court in Rutland.
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