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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Connecticut

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Deirdre M. Daly
, United States Attorney
Contact: Tom Carson

Bridgeport Woman Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Distributing Crack

Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that XANG NAKHOUNE, 38, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in October 11, 2012, NAKHOUNE served as an intermediary in the sale of 38 grams of crack cocaine to an individual working with law enforcement.  On November 9, 2012, NAKHOUNE contacted the same individual with an offer to sell two ounces of crack in exchange for $2,400.  NAKHOUNE was arrested after she arrived at the location that had been arranged for the intended sale.  A subsequent search of her vehicle revealed approximately 49 grams of crack.

NAKHOUNE has been detained since her federal arrest on March 1, 2013.  On September 10, she pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, with the assistance of the New Haven and Bridgeport Police Departments.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael E. Runowicz.


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