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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 20, 2017

Hamden Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Firearm Offense

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ISAAC LONG, 37, formerly of Hamden, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a firearm. Judge Thompson also ordered LONG to perform 50 hours of community service while on supervised release.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on October 19, 2015, LONG was arrested by New Haven police officers after he was found in possession of a loaded Smith and Wesson nine millimeter semi-automatic pistol, and a quantity of crack cocaine that he intended to distribute.

LONG has been detained since his arrest. On December 19, 2016, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

LONG will begin serving his federal sentence after he completes a two-year state sentence that he is currently serving.

This matter was investigated by the New Haven Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Anthony Kaplan and Jennifer Laraia.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated March 20, 2017