Heroin dealer pleads guilty
One of three people arrested in a New Milford heroin sweep in September 2013 has entered a plea agreement with the state's attorney.
Weston Chavis, 51, of Old Grove Street in New Milford entered a guilty plea Aug. 19 at Superior Court in Litchfield on two counts of sale of hallucinogen/narcotic as a drug dependent seller and one count of first degree failure to appear.
State's Attorney David Shepack will ask for a 12-year prison sentence, suspended after 5 1/2 years, and three years' probation.
Chavis is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 31. He remains held on $75,000 bond.
At the time of his initial arrest, Chavis was released on bond. However, a re-arrest order was filed April 15 by the court because Chavis did not appear for a court date.
"Mr. Chavis pled guilty on substitute charges from sale of narcotics by a non-drug-dependent seller to being a drug-dependent seller," Shepack said.
Chavis' attorney, Robert Dwyer Jr., could not be reached for comment. Chavis has a conviction record in New York City and Westchester County in New York for marijuana possession and sale.
He was arrested Sept. 26, 2013, in New Milford after an undercover agent working with the Statewide Narcotics Task Force northwest office had made two purchase of heroin from him: 30 glassine envelopes of heroin on Sept. 4 for $225; and 40 glassine envelopes of heroin on Sept. 18, 2013 for $300, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.
Both sales took place in the CVS parking lot along East Street in New Milford.
The undercover officer had been put in touch with Chavis each time via an informant.
Intelligence revealed True Lipscomb, 29, of Peekskill, N.Y., was distributing heroin throughout Greater New Milford and was alleged to be the center of a heroin distribution network that used several individuals as street level dealers, according to the arrest warrant.
"Lipscomb told (the informant) to call his boy Tray, later identified as Weston Chavis," and gave the informant Chavis' phone number, saying Tray would provide the informant with heroin at $75 a bundle (10 glassine envelopes), the court document states.
Lipscomb was arrested Aug. 13 by State Police Troop A on three charges of conspiracy to commit sale of certain illegal drugs from Sept. 4, 18 and 19, 2013.
He was released on $20,000 bond for a pre-trial court date of Sept. 16 in Superior Court in Litchfield.
Arrested in the same heroin sweep as Chavis were Brendan Taylor Moore, 29, of New Milford, and Lisa Marie Calabrese, 25, of Warren.
Both remain free on bond and face pre-trial dates in October.