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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Connecticut

For Immediate Release

Monday, February 3, 2014
Deirdre M. Daly
, United States Attorney
Contact: Tom Carson

Crack Dealer Sentenced to Four Years in Federal Prison

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BAYOHAN MANGUAL, also known as “YG,” 29, of Willimantic and Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 48 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, law enforcement identified MANGUAL and Errol Santouse, also known as “Twiggy” and “Sticky,” as close associates who were distributing narcotics in the Willimantic area.  On five occasions in April and May 2012, Santouse sold crack in quantities ranging from 3.5 grams to 42 grams to a cooperating witness and an undercover ATF agent.  On two occasions in June 2012, an individual working with law enforcement purchased distribution quantities of crack from MANGUAL.

On June 21, 2012, law enforcement searched a Willimantic residence connected to MANGUAL and seized a quantity of heroin packaged for distribution, two digital scales, narcotics packaging materials and $3,910 in cash.

MANGUAL has been detained since his arrest on June 28, 2012.  On May 31, 2013, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).

Errol Santouse also pleaded guilty and, on November 27, 2012, he was sentenced to 60 months of imprisonment.

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Hartford Police Department and the Willimantic Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey M. Stone.

 

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