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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

Monday, July 15, 2013

New London Man Sentenced To 48 Months In Prison For Illegally Possessing Firearm

Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ROBERT CABANBAN JR., 23, of New London, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 48 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a firearm.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on two occasions in September 2012, CABANBAN sold heroin to an individual at his Maple Avenue apartment.  On September 26, 2012, members of the New London Police Department executed a state search warrant at CABANBAN’s residence and seized approximately 12 grams of heroin, narcotics packaging materials and a loaded, .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol.  CABANBAN arrived home during the search and attempted to flee.  He was apprehended a short time later and a search of his person revealed $6,220 in cash.

CABANBAN’s criminal history includes state felony convictions for possession with intent to sell narcotics and burglary in the third degree.

CABANBAN has been detained on state charges since his arrest on September 26, 2012.  On April 22, 2013, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.

This matter was investigated by the New London Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Sarah P. Karwan and Alina Reynolds.


Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722

Updated March 18, 2015