07/17/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/18/2019 10:21
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RASHAAN WOOLFOLK, also known as 'Booka,' 27, of West Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 21 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in a New Haven drug trafficking ring.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in June 2017, the FBI's New Haven Safe Streets/Gang Task Force initiated an investigation into a New Haven drug trafficking organization. The investigation, which included physical surveillance, 13 controlled purchases of narcotics, and court-authorized wiretaps on multiple phones, revealed that Woolfolk and other members of the organization were distributing crack cocaine and oxycodone in the New Haven area.
Woolfolk and several other members of the organization were arrested on federal criminal complaints on February 6, 2018. On February 8, 2018, a grand jury in New Haven returned a 30-count indictment charging Woolfolk and 18 other individuals with various offenses.
Woolfolk has been detained since his arrest. On March 18, 2019, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute, and to possess with intent to distribute, cocaine base ('crack').
This matter is being investigated by the FBI's New Haven Safe Streets/Gang Task Force, which includes members from the New Haven Police Department, Milford Police Department, West Haven Police Department and Connecticut Department of Correction. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Patrick F. Caruso and David C. Nelson.