Glen Thomas of Stamford was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for distributing crack cocaine. The 38-year-old, known as "G," was arrested in December 2009 and pleaded guilty in August 2010. His prison term will be followed by three years of supervised release.

Chief U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson sentenced Thomas in Hartford. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert Spector and Jonathan Freimann prosecuted the case.

In November 2009, Thomas was detected three times via a court-authorized wiretap ordering crack cocaine from co-defendant Carlos Marte of the Bronx, N.Y., according to court documents and statements. Law enforcement officers monitored Thomas while he picked up the drugs. On the day Thomas was arrested, officers searched his Orchard Street home and found drug-packaging materials, scales and other paraphernalia, along with $700 in cash, according to a statement from David B. Fein, U.S. attorney for Connecticut.

The case stemmed from a six-month collaborative investigation among the Stamford Police Department's Narcotics and Organized Crime Squad, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Known as "Operation Big Loot," it has resulted in 52 individuals being charged in state and federal court with offenses related to the distribution of cocaine and crack cocaine in the Stamford area. In addition, law enforcement officers seized $165,000 in cash, one kilogram of cocaine, two kilograms of crack cocaine, five firearms and several vehicles.

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