Two New Haven cocaine dealers sentenced on federal charges

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Two men who pleaded guilty to being street-level cocaine dealers in New Haven were sentenced on federal charges on Tuesday. Jeffrey Harrison, 36, and Christopher Hilton, 34 were both indicted by a grand jury in March accused of selling cocaine in a ring headed by Halby Lopez and Omar Polanco. Federal official say Lopez and Polanco were getting bulk cocaine from several suppliers, and Harrison and Hilton were part of their street dealer network in New Haven. Harrison was sentenced to 30 months followed by three years probation, Hilton was sentenced to 36 months probation. Ten people were arrested in the drug ring bust. All ten entered guilty pleas. Lopez and Polanco are still awaiting sentencing.

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