Sacto 9-1-1
January 27, 2012
Oak Park gang member sentenced for selling crack cocaine

A Sacramento man is headed to prison for distributing crack cocaine in the city's Oak Park neighborhood.

U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. sentenced Jeffery Conner, 37, to seven years and eight months in prison, according to a federal Department of Justice news release.

According to court documents, Conner is a validated member of the Oak Park Bloods street gang with a prior felony conviction for assault with a firearm on a person.

On Oct. 19, 2006, law enforcement officers conducted a controlled purchase of 7 ounces of crack cocaine from Conner. He charged $3,200 for the crack cocaine and subsequently admitted that he made a little less than $1,000 on the drug deal, according to the news release.

Officials said a number of other people have been sentenced as a result if guilty pleas in related cases:

• Talton Robinson was sentenced to 21 years and 10 months in prison on June 9, 2006.

• Stephon Williams was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Dec. 17, 2007.

• Eddie Houston was sentenced to 16 years an eight months in prison on Aug. 4, 2008.

• Edward Mallory was sentenced to 24 years and four months in prison on April 29, 2010.

Conner's case resulted from an investigation by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Sacramento Police Department and the FBI's Sacramento Safe Streets Task Force.

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