Hartford CT drug dealer gets 16 years in federal pen

Dante Flowers Jr.

Dante Flowers Jr., 30, formerly of Hartford, Connecticut, was sentenced yesterday in the United States District Court in Burlington to 200 months of imprisonment, the U.S. Attorney’s office said.

United States District Judge Christina Reiss also ordered that Flowers Jr. to serve three years of supervised release following his period of incarceration. Flowers Jr. had previously pleaded guilty to participating in a drug conspiracy and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

According to court documents, in 2020, in the Orleans County area of Vermont, Dante Flowers Jr. (who was also known as “Fresh”), conspired with Jayquan Flintroy (who was also known as “Jay”) and Dante Flowers Sr. (who was also known as “Pops”), to distribute crack cocaine and fentanyl. During the conspiracy, Flowers Jr. and his coconspirators carried firearms and used violence to threaten and control people, including their drug customers and local drug re-distributors. On October 15, 2020, Flowers Jr., along with Dante Flowers Sr., seriously assaulted a man at his residence in Derby, purportedly in a dispute over drug money. This assault internally decapitated the man and left him a paraplegic. The man is still paralyzed with little to no function of arms and no function of the lower part of his body.

Following the assault, Flowers Jr. and his coconspirators continued to sell drugs. On November 30, 2020, the group was together in a car in the parking lot of the Wendy’s Restaurant in Newport, Vermont. While in the parking lot, there was another dispute about drugs and Flowers Sr. was shot in the leg. Flowers Jr. and Flintroy were arrested after the shooting. Flowers Sr. recovered from the shooting and was also later arrested. Flowers Sr. and Flintroy have pleaded guilty in federal court to the drug conspiracy and a charge of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Flintroy and Flowers Sr. are awaiting sentencing.

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5 replies »

  1. Sleepy Joe needs to close the borders to stop the flow of drugs which are killing our citizens

  2. What a failure of us backward Vermonters to not understand and appreciate the customs and methods of Hartford CT street culture. Learning about the myriad ways that people of other cultures and locales interact with others and settle their disputes is part of us celebrating our common humanity…

  3. Sweet, another POS off the street, maybe these thugs from the cities that come here to sell their trash, will understand come here and you’ll pay the price sitting behind bars in prison………………………sometimes !!

  4. Legalize drugs and put these losers and the cartels out of business. At least the violence would decrease. The use will never change anyway. Notice they already stopped dealing with pot. Might as well give all the profits to big pharma anyway. Then Central Americans can go home and fix their countries and guys like this can go back to CT.

  5. Hey Flowers I hope you enjoy your time in prison…. p.s. don’t drop your soap