Drug Dealer Sentenced For Distributing Large Amounts Of Heroin In Bridgeport

A convicted drug dealer in Fairfield County already in custody for a separate offense has been sentenced to more than another decade behind bars for trafficking heroin.

U.S. District Court in New Haven.
U.S. District Court in New Haven. Photo Credit: Google Maps

Crewell “C.C.” Sharpe, 36, of Bridgeport, was sentenced in New Haven district court to 151 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, after pleading guilty in April to conspiracy to possess and distribute heroin.

U.S. Attorney John Durham said that in 2015, the FBI’s Bridgeport State Streets Task Force, local and state police launched an investigation into alleged heroin distributors in the area.

The investigation determined that Sharpe and Harry Blake, also known as “Harry-O,” partnered to distribute large amounts of heroin in Bridgeport.  Sharpe frequently carried guns in connection with his drug trafficking activity, Durham noted.

Sharpe has been in federal custody since Jan. 26, 2016, after he was charged during a separate investigation into heroin and crack cocaine trafficking in Bridgeport.  He later pleaded guilty and, on June 27, 2016, was sentenced to 48 months in prison. His new sentence will run consecutively with the previous conviction.

Blake was found guilty on Oct. 31 last year of one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. On June 26, 2019, he was sentenced to 168 months in prison.

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