Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and James Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge, ATF Boston Field Division, announced that JAIME HOLT, 39, of Bloomfield, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to drug distribution and firearm possession offenses.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 31, 2021, Bloomfield Police stopped a vehicle Holt was driving for a traffic violation. After a narcotics K9 alerted to the presence of narcotics, a search of the vehicle revealed a total of approximately 114 grams of crack cocaine, a quantity of marijuana, items used to package drugs for street sale, five cell phones, and a loaded 9mm pistol.
Holt’s criminal history includes state convictions for felony firearm, assault, drug and larceny offenses. It is a violation of federal law for a person previously convicted of a felony offense to possess a firearm or ammunition that has moved in interstate or foreign commerce.
Holt pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack”), which carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years, and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, which carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years. He is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea on July 18, 2022.
Holt has been detained since March 31, 2021.
This matter is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the Bloomfield Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert S. Ruff.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems 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 reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.