Windsor resident Corey "Bump" Calbert was sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for selling crack cocaine, the state district attorney's office announced Tuesday.
U.S. District Judge Ellen Bree Burns handed down the 87-month sentence, which is to be succeeded by 4 years of supervised release, in a New Haven court.
Calbert was arrested during "Operation Northern Strike" — a 15-month-long effort of collaborating law enforcement agencies to target street gang activity in Hartford's Upper Albany and Northeast neighborhoods.
The 32-year-old Windsor man, formerly a resident of Simsbury and Bloomfield, was one of 35 individuals charged with drug or firearms during "Operation Northern Strike," which utilized wiretaps, physical surveillance and controlled narcotics purchasing to track criminal activity.
According to the district attorney's office, law enforcement agents intercepted a number of calls between Calbert and suspected Hartford drug dealer Joseph "Nitty" Smith, during which the two individuals arranged to meet and conduct narcotics transactions on ten occasions.
The district attorney also said that Calbert received delivery of a one-kilogram package of cocaine at his residence.
Calbert pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute "280 grams or more of cocaine base," according to the district attorney's office, which added that the investigation of the criminal activity continues to be conducted by the FBI's Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Gang Task Force.
The task force includes personnel from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, Connecticut State Police and the Hartford Police Department.