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New London Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ELIJAH GRIFFIN, 25, of New London, pleaded guilty yesterday in Hartford federal court to being a felon in possession of firearms.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on April 30, 2015, members of the New London Police Department and the Connecticut State Police executed a state search and seizure warrant at GRIFFIN’s apartment on West Street in New London.  Inside a closet in GRIFFIN’s room, officers located and seized a loaded .38 caliber revolver and a loaded .45 caliber pistol.

GRIFFIN has a prior state felony conviction for sale of 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.

GRIFFIN has been detained since his arrest on April 30.  He is scheduled to be sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello on February 24, 2016, at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.

This matter is being investigated by the New London Police Department with the assistance of the Connecticut State Police and the Norwich Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah P. Karwan.

Updated December 3, 2015

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