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Bristol Man Sentenced to 4 Years in Federal Prison for Gun and Drug 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 JAYSON BRUNO, 36, of Bristol, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 48 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for gun and drug offenses.

According to court documents and statements made in court, law enforcement identified Bruno as a significant cocaine trafficker in Bristol.  On April 17, 2019, investigators arrested Bruno after a court-authorized search of his Colony Street residence revealed a 9mm semi-automatic pistol, a stolen .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol, approximately 55 grams of cocaine, approximately 30 grams of crack cocaine, and items used to process and package narcotics for distribution.

Bruno’s criminal history includes multiple state felony convictions related to the possession and sale of narcotics.  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.

Bruno has been detained since his arrest.  On November 13, 2019, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack”) and cocaine.

This investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Hartford Task Force and the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force.  The DEA Task Force includes personnel from the DEA Hartford Resident Office and the Bristol, Hartford, East Hartford, Manchester, New Britain, Rocky Hill, Wethersfield, Windsor Locks and Willimantic Police Departments.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey M. Stone.

Updated February 19, 2020

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