Conn. man gets jail time for selling heroin out of home where 2 children lived


PITTSFIELD -- A Connecticut man is serving a year in jail after pleading guilty to two drug felonies in connection to dealing heroin out of a Great Barrington apartment where the man was staying with a woman and her two young children.

In Berkshire Superior Court on Tuesday, Michael Crump, 35, of Canaan, appeared before Judge John A. Agostini and pleaded guilty to possession of heroin with the intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate the drug laws.

According to police and prosecutors, Crump and Tina Haddock, 32, were arrested on Aug. 1 following a raid by members of the Great Barrington Police Department and the Berkshire County Drug Task Force on Haddock's apartment located in a housing complex on Christian Hill Road. Police said they turned up approximately 25 bags of heroin, $324 in cash and drug paraphernalia.

Crump provided Haddock with heroin in exchange for allowing him to stay in her apartment and deal drugs, according to law enforcement officials.

Haddock didn't participate in any drug dealing herself, according to her attorney.

Haddock's two young children, now ages 3 and 6, were living at the residence at the time, but have been placed in the care of the state Department of Children and Families.

On Tuesday, Crump was sentenced by Agostini to a total of one year in jail at the Berkshire County Jail and House of Correction. This was in line with a plea deal between Crump's attorney, Jill Sheldon, and Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Gregory Barry.

In December, Haddock had her case continued without a finding for a year. Haddock is now clean and sober, according to attorneys in the case. If she stays out of trouble and drug free for a year a conspiracy charge will be dismissed. A charge of possession of heroin with the intent to distribute was dismissed in December.


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