NEW HAVEN FELON WHO POSSESSED AND SOLD
FIREARMS SENTENCED TO 37 MONTHS IN PRISON
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that LAMONT PRICE, also known as “Kiko,” 34, of New Haven, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 37 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing and selling firearms.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in September and November 2011, PRICE sold two handguns and approximately six grams of crack cocaine to an individual working with law enforcement. One of the firearms had been reported as stolen.
Prior to September 2011, PRICE had been convicted of four felony offenses in Connecticut. It is a violation of federal law for a person previously convicted of a felony offense to possess a firearm or ammunition that has moved in interstate or foreign commerce.
PRICE has been detained since his arrest on November 8, 2011. On May 14, 2012, he pleaded guilty to one count possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.
This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the New Haven Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Vanessa Richards.
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