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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

New Haven Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearm Offense

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ISAAC LONG, 37, of New Haven, pleaded guilty yesterday in New Haven federal court to one count of possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

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 is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford on March 20, 2017, at which time he faces a mandatory term of imprisonment of at least five years, which must be imposed consecutively to a state sentence that LONG is currently serving.

LONG has been detained since his arrest.

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Updated December 20, 2016