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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 14, 2016

New Haven Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that CHRISTOPHER DUNCAN, also known as “Woozer,” 30, of New Haven, pleaded guilty yesterday in New Haven federal court to one count of carrying of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

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 ordered detained since that time.

DUNCAN is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford on April 14, 2016, at which time he faces a mandatory term of imprisonment of five years.

DUNCAN has related charges pending in state court.

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

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Updated January 14, 2016