Bridgeport men sent to prison for dealing heroin
Updated 7:06 pm, Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Two Bridgeport men who admitted to dealing heroin at the Trumbull Gardens apartments were sentenced to federal prison Wednesday, joining three others they were arrested with during a May 2012 sweep of the housing complex.
Michael Newsome, 29, also known as "Cream" and "DooDoo," was sentenced to 30 months in prison and Rahshim Carter, 24, also known as "Jinks" and "Mace" received a 18-month term. They were sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Alvin Thompson in Hartford.
On Monday, Thompson sentenced Hassan "Boobie" Rogers, 41, to 30 months in prison, Jamiel "Tre" Thompson, 23, to 18 months in prison and Alex Santana, 19, to 10 months in jail followed by four months of community detention.
Rogers is the father of Thompson and Carter. Newsome is Thompson's uncle.
Newsome, Carter, Rogers and Thompson previously pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute and the distribution of heroin. Santana pleaded guilty to one count of illegally engaging in the business of dealing in firearms.
The crackdown on heroin dealing in the public housing complex came after the shooting death of 20-year-old Kaqwan Glenn there on May 12. Glenn, of Platt Street, was shot multiple times in the chest and abdomen while visiting the complex. No one has been arrested in that homicide.
Police said between June 2011 and May 2012, FBI Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force and State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force officers made dozens of controlled purchases of narcotics from Rogers, his sons and Newsome.
During the investigation, police also purchased a semi-automatic handgun from Santana, through Rogers.