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District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 22, 2014

New Haven Man Pleads Guilty To Possessing Firearm Illegally


Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that JAQUAN PRICE, 23, of New Haven, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

As alleged in court documents and statements made in court, on May 27, 2014, Price was arrested on state drug charges.  Subsequently, a search was conducted of his house and a Jimenez Arms, 9mm pistol, loaded with 8 rounds of ammunition was seized from Price’s bedroom. Price later admitted that the weapon belonged to him.  In August of 2011, PRICE was convicted in state court of possession with intent to distribute narcotics.  It is a violation of federal law for a person previously convicted of a felony offense to possess a firearm or ammunition that has moved in interstate or foreign commerce.

Price’s sentencing has been scheduled for November 13, 2014, before U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport.  PRICE has been detained since his arrest on June 18, 2014.

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the New Haven Police Department and the Connecticut State Police.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter D. Markle. 

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U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Tom Carson
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thomas.carson@usdoj.gov

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