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Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty to Firearm Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LYNWOOD COGDELL, 32, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to two counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 15, 2016, Cogdell was sentenced in federal court to 36 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  He was released from federal prison in June 2018.

On August 10, 2018, while on supervised release, Cogdell was arrested by Stamford Police after he was found in possession of a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol, and 150 folds of heroin that he intended to distribute.

On April 15, 2019, Cogdell was arrested by Connecticut State Police in Bridgeport after he was found in possession of a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol, and 58 folds of heroin/fentanyl that he intended to distribute.

Cogdell is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven on May 5, 2020, at which time he faces mandatory term of imprisonment of 10 years and a maximum term of life imprisonment.

Cogdell also faces additional penalties if he is found to have violated the conditions of his supervised release.

This matter has been investigated by U.S. Marshals Service, Stamford Police Department, Bridgeport Police Department, and Connecticut State Police.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren C. Clark.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone.

Updated February 6, 2020

Topics
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods