NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Norwich man is facing sentencing for his role in a cocaine-selling operation in southeastern Connecticut that was fueled by drugs bought in New York City.
Forty-eight-year-old Eric Boone is scheduled to be sentenced Monday in federal court in New Haven. He pleaded guilty to a drug charge in May.
Prosecutors are seeking a nearly two-year prison sentence. Boone’s lawyer is asking for a “sufficient” sentence that is not longer than necessary.
Boone was one of several people arrested last year during an investigation by FBI agents and police in Norwich, Waterford and Groton. Prosecutors say Boone was caught with more than two ounces of powder cocaine and cocaine base.
Boone’s lawyer says he played a small role in the drug ring and is taking full responsibility for his actions.