A New Haven, Connecticut, man was sentenced to 32 months in prison Thursday for distributing crack cocaine.

D’Hati Coleman, 38, was also sentenced Thursday to three years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge John A. Woodcock Jr.

The sentencing took place in U.S. District Court in Bangor.

Authorities said that Coleman sold crack in September 2014 to a confidential informant for the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. Authorities said that, at the time, Coleman was a fugitive from Connecticut after escaping from a halfway house there, and was also engaged in sex trafficking.

“It is bad enough to be selling drugs, but it is a different magnitude of evil to be involved in selling human beings,” Woodcock told Coleman at the sentencing.

The case was investigated by the MDEA, the New Haven, Connecticut, Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the New Haven Department of Police Services.


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