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CT Man Sentenced For Narcotics Distribution

A Hartford County man was sentenced to 70 months in prison for drug distribution.
A Hartford County man was sentenced to 70 months in prison for drug distribution. Photo Credit: U.S. Justice Department

A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 70 months in prison for distributing narcotics.

Hartford County resident McClendon Jones, age 40, of Bloomfield, was sentenced on Friday, Jan. 8, by U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley to the prison time, followed by four years of supervised release, said U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut John H. Durham.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2019, Jones sped away from investigators who were conducting a traffic stop in Hartford and his car sideswiped a city transit bus. 

 He eventually lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a fence on Mahl Avenue. After Jones was apprehended, a search of the vehicle revealed approximately 47 grams of crack cocaine, 150 bags of packaged heroin, and a quantity of marijuana, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

A search of Jones’ residence revealed $5,880 in cash and quantities of heroin, cocaine, crack, PCP, and marijuana.

Jones has been detained since his arrest. On Friday, July 31, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

Jones’ criminal history includes felony convictions for narcotics distribution, firearm possession, and assault offenses.

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