ANSONIA MAN SENTENCED TO MORE THAN NINE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ILLEGALLY POSSESSING FIREARMS
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DERRICK FOGLE, 33, of Ansonia, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to 110 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for unlawfully possessing firearms.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on December 21, 2010, FOGLE possessed a Ruger P-89 nine millimeter handgun that was reported stolen. The firearm had an extended clip loaded with 16 rounds of ammunition. After subsequent investigation into FOGLE’s crack cocaine trafficking, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at his residence on June 22, 2011. The search revealed a Charter Arms Inc. Police Undercover .38 Special handgun loaded with six rounds of .38 caliber ammunition, an additional nine millimeter bullet, numerous plastic bags consistent with those used in packaging controlled substances for street-level distribution, three metal razor blades, a digital scale containing powder residue, several small pieces of crack cocaine, and four cellular telephones.
FOGLE has nine prior felony convictions. 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.
FOGLE was detained in state custody from June 22, 2011 until approximately January 8, 2012 on related state charges. He has been detained in federal custody since January 19, 2012.
On June 7, 2012, FOGLE pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
This case was investigated by the Ansonia Police Department, the Shelton Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, with substantial assistance provided by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Marc H. Silverman.
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