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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hartford Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug and Gun Charges

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAQUAN PATTERSON-GREENE, 22, of Hartford, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to drug and firearm charges.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on September 7, 2017, PATTERSON-GREENE led Hartford Police officers on a foot chase in Hartford’s North End.  During the chase, PATTERSON-GREENE discarded a loaded Glock 22 .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol, a firearm magazine containing 15 rounds of .40 caliber ammunition, and an orange backpack.

Officers apprehended PATTERSON-GREENE on Vineland Terrace and recovered the discarded pistol, ammunition and backpack.  A search of PATTERSON-GREENE’s person revealed $252 in cash and small amount of marijuana.  A search of the backpack revealed approximately 13 ounces of marijuana, 13 zip lock bags containing marijuana, a knotted plastic bag containing several pieces of a substance that field-tested positive for the presence of MDMA (ecstasy), a digital scale, and a box of sandwich bags.

Subsequent analysis of the suspected MDMA identified it as N-Ethylpentylone, which is a controlled analogue of MDMA.

PATTERSON-GREENE’s criminal history includes felony convictions for first-degree assault and possession of a pistol without a permit.  In addition, he was on state probation at the time of his arrest.

PATTERSON-GREENE pleaded guilty to one count of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of five years, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, an offense that carries a mandatory consecutive term of imprisonment of five years.

Under the terms of a binding plea agreement, if accepted by the court, the parties have agreed that a term of imprisonment of 96 months is an appropriate sentence in this case.

Judge Thompson scheduled sentencing for December 4, 2018.

PATTERSON-GREENE has been detained since his arrest on September 7, 2017.

This matter is being investigated by the Hartford Police Department and the FBI’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Gang Task Force.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Gustafson and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney John F. Fahey of the Hartford State’s Attorney’s Office.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated September 11, 2018