New Haven Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing Loaded Handgun
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that TERENCE GARRETT, 46, of New Haven, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 46 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a loaded handgun.
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.
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.
GARRETT has been detained since his arrest. On April 12, 2017, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a previously convicted felon.
The matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and New Haven Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Anthony Kaplan and Jennifer Laraia.