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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Hamden Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Gun Possession

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CHRISTOPHER DUNCAN, also known as “Woozer,” 31, of Hamden, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a firearm.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on November 20, 2014, law enforcement officers made a controlled purchase of PCP from DUNCAN in New Haven.  After the purchase, investigators followed the car DUNCAN was driving to a store on Kimberly Avenue in New Haven and observed DUNCAN entering the store.  Investigators then entered the store and placed DUNCAN under arrest.  A subsequent court-authorized search of DUNCAN’s vehicle revealed a Ruger nine millimeter handgun with a large capacity clip, which was located on the floor in front of the driver’s seat.

DUNCAN was originally arrested on state drug and firearm offenses.  On January 29, 2015, he was charged federally and has been detained since that time.  On January 13, 2016, he pleaded guilty to one count of carrying of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

This matter was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New Haven Police Department and the Milford Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter D. Markle.

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Updated April 13, 2016