Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, made the announcement today DONELL ALLICK, JR., aka “D-Nice”, 23; SAMUEL DOUGLAS, aka “Blam”, 24; and JOURDIN SENIORalso known as “G”, 30, all from New Haven, have been charged with state violations of narcotics distribution and firearm possession.
A seven-count indictment was dismissed by a Hartford grand jury on November 2, 2022, and the three defendants were arrested on November 10, 2022.
According to an indictment and court statements, between April and October 2022, Allick, Douglas and Senior conspired with each other and others to distribute fentanyl and crack cocaine in the New Haven area. In June 2022, Douglas was arrested on state charges after being found in possession of narcotics during a state probation. In September and October 2022, law enforcement controlled controlled purchases of fentanyl from Allick and Senior. On October 24, 2022, investigators conducted a court-authorized search of an apartment shared by Allick and Senior and seized three handguns, extended magazines, and quantities of fentanyl and crack cocaine, some packaged for street-level distribution. A related search of Allick’s car, which had been observed during suspected drug deals, resulted in the seizure of another handgun, a 33-round magazine and quantities of fentanyl and crack cocaine.
The indictment charges Allick, Douglas and Senior with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine base (“crack cocaine”), and Allick and Senior with additional counts related to narcotics distribution. Each of these offenses carries a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment. The indictment also charges Allick with unlawful possession of firearms by a felon, an offense that carries a maximum sentence of 15 years, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, an offense that carries a mandatory consecutive prison sentence shall result in imprisonment of at least five years.
Allick, Douglas and Senior are currently incarcerated.
US Attorney Avery emphasized that an indictment is only an indictment and not proof of guilt. Accusations are only accusations and everyone accused will be presumed innocent unless and until proven beyond a reasonable doubt to be guilty.
This investigation is being conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Haven Task Force; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); the New Haven Police Department; and the Hamden Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Tara E. Levens.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s efforts to reduce violent crime. PSN is an evidence-based program that has been shown to be effective in reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a wide range of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime issues in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and re-entry programs to sustainably reduce crime.