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Danbury Man To Serve 16 Years In Prison For Home Invasions Of Drug Dealers

A Danbury man involved with a brutal gang that raided drug houses and stole the drugs and money has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.
A Danbury man involved with a brutal gang that raided drug houses and stole the drugs and money has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith, file photo

DANBURY, Conn. -- A Danbury man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for taking part in a series of violent and brutal home invasions carried out by a 10-member gang, according to the News-Times.

Marlon Patterson, 32, was one of the leaders of the gang that broke into homes of drug dealers wearing masks and carrying guns to steal their cash and drugs, the News-Times said. Danbury police and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency began investigating the gang after learning they were operating out of several motel rooms to sell crack cocaine and heroin in the area, said the News-Times.

During each robbery, one of the gang members would pistol-whip a victim and threaten to kill the others, the News-Times said. Patterson is also accused of kidnapping a man who owed an accomplice $100 and made him sell drugs to pay off the debt, added the News-Times.

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