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District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 33 Months in Federal Prison for Gun, Drug Offenses

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that GEORGE SANCHEZ, also known as “Little G,” 22, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 33 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for firearm and drug offenses.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on November 28, 2015, a Bridgeport Police Officer performing an inventory search of a vehicle that SANCHEZ had been driving found a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol, a neoprene face mask and approximately 44 bags of heroin.  Part of the handgun’s serial number had been scratched off.

SANCHEZ has been detained since his arrest on January 6, 2016.  On June 29, 2016, he pleaded to one count of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

This matter was investigated by the Bridgeport Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the FBI’s Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alina P. Reynolds.

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated September 28, 2016