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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of Connecticut

For Immediate Release

June 6, 2013

David B. Fein, United States Attorney

Contact: Tom Carson, Public Information Officer
(203) 821-3722

Waterbury Crack Dealer Sentenced to 27 Months in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TYRONE BURRUS, 48, of Waterbury, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 27 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for selling crack cocaine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in early 2012, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives began an investigation into the distribution of crack cocaine and related criminal activity in the area of Locust Street in Waterbury. On two occasions in April 2012, BURRUS sold crack to individuals working with law enforcement.

On January 24, 2013, BURRUS pleaded guilty to one count of possessing with the intent to distribute and distributing cocaine base ("crack").

BURRUS’s criminal history includes 15 felony convictions, and he currently has additional crack distribution charges pending in state court.

This matter is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Waterbury and Bridgeport Police Departments. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael E. Runowicz.