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North Grosvenordale Man Involved in Drug Trafficking Ring Sentenced to Federal Prison

U.S. Attorney’s Office July 30, 2009
  • District of Connecticut (203) 821-3700

Nora R. Dannehy, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced KEITH THERRIEN, 25, of Fabyan Road, North Grosvenordale, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his participation in a northeastern Connecticut narcotics distribution ring. On August 6, 2008, THERRIEN pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, cocaine

The charge against THERRIEN stems from “Operation Quiet Corner,” a 12-month, FBI and Connecticut state Police investigation into a drug trafficking organization operating primarily in northeastern Connecticut. The investigation included the use of confidential informants, controlled purchases of drugs and court-authorized telephone wiretaps. On April 9, 2008, a federal grand jury returned an Indictment charging THERRIEN and 21 other individuals with various offenses related to the distribution of cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana.

According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, between approximately January and March 2008, THERRIEN purchased cocaine from another member of the conspiracy, a portion of which he sold to other individuals.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Statewide Cooperative Crime Control Task Force and the Statewide Organized Crime Investigative Task Force of the Connecticut State Police, with assistance from the Hartford Police Department and Connecticut State Police, Troop D. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Geoffrey M. Stone of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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