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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Bridgeport Man Sentenced to More Than 5 Years in Prison for Possessing Loaded Firearm, Crack Cocaine

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that LAMAR CARTER, 36, formerly of Bridgeport, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 66 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for possessing a loaded firearm and crack cocaine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on May 28, 2014, CARTER was arrested by Bridgeport Police subsequent to a vehicle stop.  A search of the vehicle CARTER was operating revealed a Sig Sauer 9mm pistol that had one hollow point round in the chamber and 11 hollow point rounds in the magazine.  A search of CARTER’s person revealed 14 small baggies of crack cocaine.

CARTER’s criminal history dates to 1998 and includes multiple felony convictions.

On August 4, 2015, CARTER pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.

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

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