New Haven Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession of Firearm and Ammunition
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TERENCE GARRETT, 46, of New Haven, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a previously convicted felon.
According to court documents and statements made in court, law enforcement received information that GARRETT was selling heroin out a Shelton Avenue apartment, and that he was in possession of a firearm. On October 13, 2016, investigators conducted a court-authorized search of the apartment and seized a .25 caliber pistol loaded with five rounds of ammunition. Investigators also seized 12 bags of heroin and a digital scale. GARRETT was arrested at that time.
GARRETT’s criminal history includes 11 felony convictions, including two convictions for possessing a firearm without a permit, and two convictions for carrying a dangerous weapon.
GARRETT is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant on July 19, 2017, at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years. He has been detained since his arrest.
The matter has been investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and New Haven Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Anthony Kaplan and Jennifer Laraia.