Heroin ring leader gets 12-year sentence
Updated 9:20 pm, Thursday, July 23, 2015
The reported head of a New Milford heroin distribution ring, True Lipscomb, was sentenced July 14 to 12 years in prison on three counts of sale of hallucinogen/narcotic.
Lipscomb, 29, of Ansonia, pleaded guilty to the lesser charges May 5 in Superior Court in Litchfield.
Judge John A. Danaher III sentenced him to 12 years, suspended after five and a half years, followed by three years of probation.
Lipscomb’s arrest in August 2014 was the result of an investigation by the statewide narcotics task force, with the assistance of New Milford police, into the trafficking of illegal narcotics, specifically heroin, within the town.
The investigation included the month of September 2013, with heroin sales arranged by Lipscomb recorded Sept. 4, Sept. 18 and Sept. 19, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.
In each instance, an informant called Lipscomb and asked to buy heroin, the affidavit states. Each time, Lipscomb responded he was busy but would send his “boy, Tray” or “a female named Lisa.”
Over the course of the three controlled purchases of heroin, 110 glassine envelopes/11 bundles of heroin were purchased by the informant at a cost of $75 a bundle, the affidavit states.
The warrant further states the heroin was delivered by either Weston Chavis, 52, now serving 12 years in prison for sale of hallucinogen/narcotic as a dependent user, or Lisa Calabrese, 25, arrested for sale of illegal drugs on Sept. 27, 2013.