Hamden man sentenced to prison on drug, money laundering charges

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Hamden man will spend time behind bars for his roles in distributing drugs and money laundering.

On Monday, 33-year-old Wayne Bradbury was sentenced to 18 months of imprisonment followed by six years of supervised release.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on Jan. 3, 2016, a 22-year-old man purchased oxycodone from Tahir Farid. Two days later, after consuming those pills and other substances, the victim was found unresponsive at a home in Weston. Police say the victim remains in a coma with no brain activity.

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Authorities say an investigation revealed that, prior to the overdose, Bradbury supplied the pills and marijuana to 19-year-old Ryan Looney who then sold the pills to Farid.

Officials say Bradbury had been supplying Looney with drugs on credit and Looney repaid him by depositing cash into Bradbury’s bank account.

On July 18, 2017, Bradbury pleaded guilty to one count of distributing oxycodone and marijuana to an individual under 21 years of age and one count of money laundering.

He has been ordered to begin serving his sentence after completing a state sentence for an unrelated firearms offense.

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Farid and Looney, both also of Hamden, have previously pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, oxycodone.

Farid was sentenced to six months of imprisonment on Nov. 30, 2016. Looney is awaiting sentencing.