Hamden man gets 5 years for trafficking cocaine

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 35-year-old Hamden man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for trafficking cocaine.

The Connecticut U.S. attorney’s office says Daniel Mills, who went by the name “Boone,” was sentenced this week in Bridgeport. He pleaded guilty last year to possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.

Prosecutors say Mills tried to evade a state trooper pursuing him on Interstate-95 for a traffic violation in 2011. He sped up, got off the highway in Stratford, then pulled into a gas station and ran.

Stratford police later found him crawling in the marsh behind a restaurant. A K-9 unit found a backpack with about three kilograms of cocaine that Mills had discarded during the pursuit.

He’s been detained since his arrest.

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