For his participation in a scheme to distribute cocaine, Groton resident Steven Collazo, 32, was given a sentence of 18 months in jail followed by three years of supervised release. A judge imposed the sentence, which includes three months of house confinement while the defendant is under supervision.
Cocaine Trafficking Ring Busted: Inside the High-Stakes Investigation
A cocaine trafficking ring run by Carlos Antonio Crespo-Febus was the focus of an investigation spearheaded by the DEA and the Narcotics and Bulk Cash Trafficking Task Force of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Each package they shipped included two kilos of cocaine, and they did this by sending it from U.S. Post Offices in Puerto Rico to several “drop addresses” in New London County.
Being the main “runner” for Crespo-Febus, Collazo was extremely important. He would bring the cocaine packages to Crespo-Febus’ home in New London after picking them up at the drop-off locations. About 16 kilograms of cocaine and countless more suspicious packages carrying kilogram amounts of cocaine were intercepted and seized by investigators.
Following his arrest on September 20th, 2021, Collazo entered a plea on November 10th, 2022, to the conspiracy charges. He was granted a $100,000 bail, and on October 4th he must report to prison.
Carlos Antonio Crespo-Febus entered a guilty plea on October 21, 2022, and he is presently being held in custody for punishment.