New Haven man sentenced to prison for heroin & crack distribution

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A 28-year-old New Haven man has been sentenced today for distributing heroin and crack cocaine within the city area.

Paul Colon was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in New Haven to nine years in federal prison, according to Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. Colon, also known as Paul Kane, will also follow his prison sentence with five years of supervised release.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Colon and Shawn Miller operated a New Haven area narcotics distribution ring.  The investigation revealed that members of the ring took orders over a cellphone from drug customers in several shoreline communities for quantities of heroin and crack cocaine, and then delivered the drugs by car.

On June 29, 2016, Colon pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, heroin and cocaine base.

Miller, of Hamden, plead guilty to the same charge and, on Nov. 1, 2016, was sentenced to 90 months of imprisonment.