Project Safe Neighborhoods:
NEW BRITAIN MAN SENTENCED TO 70 MONTHS
IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR POSSESSING CRACK, FIREARM
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that QUINN CLARK, also known as “Q,” 25, of New Britain, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to 70 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release. On August 10, 2011, CLARK pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).
According to court documents and statements made in court, on December 1, 2010, CLARK was arrested in New Haven after law enforcement officers found him in possession of approximately 39 grams of crack cocaine and a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol.
This matter was investigated by the New Haven Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives pursuant to the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Marc H. Silverman.
The Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative is aimed at reducing gun and gang violence, deterring illegal possession of guns, and improving the safety of residents of Connecticut’s cities. Participants in the initiative include community members and organizations as well as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
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