Two ‘Crips’ jailed on drug charges

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) – Two alleged “Crips” gang members were sentenced to more than four years in prison each on drug charges.

Wayne Wright, 29, formerly of the Bronx, N.Y., received four years and nine months and Anaje Amin, 29, formerly of New Haven, five years and four months.

Both admitted they conspired to possess cocaine with intent to distribute. They were sentenced before Senior U.S. District Judge Warren W. Eginton.

Eginton also ordered both men be placed on supervised release following their release from prison and included, as conditions of that release, that there be no association with gang members and that they submit to searches by the Office of the United States Probation Office.

According to court documents and statements made in court, the matter stems from an investigation conducted by the FBI New Haven Safe Streets Task Force, the New Haven Police Department and the Connecticut State Police into drug distribution and related violence allegedly being committed by members and associates of the Grape Street Crips in New Haven.  According to documents filed and statements made in court, both WRIGHT and AMIN were members of the Crips.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Anthony E. Kaplan and H. Gordon Hall.

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