Wednesday, July 24, 2024


Westport Woman Pleads Guilty to Narcotics Possession

A Westport woman pleaded guilty today in federal court in New Haven to possessing crack cocaine.

Jennifer Lane, 19, of 68 Harbor Road, entered the plea before U.S.
District Judge Janet Bond Arterton, according to Kevin J. O’Connor, U.S. Attorney for Connecticut.

When she is sentenced on June 20, Lane faces a maximum term of imprisonment of one year and a mandatory minimum fine of $1,000. As part of her plea agreement, she also will be required to pay $500 of the cost of her drug treatment and counseling, O’Connor said.

She was among 30 persons arrested during the last week of February by federal and local law enforcement officials in Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport, and the Bronx, N.Y. (See WestportNow March 10, 2005)

The sweep was part of an investigation into the distribution of crack cocaine and PCP in southwestern Connecticut. Lane was arrested as part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s “Demand Reduction” initiative, which targets drug purchasers for prosecution.

In addition to Lane, two Stamford mem arrested as part of the Demand Reduction initiative have also pleaded guilty, O’Connor said.

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