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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

New London Man Sentenced to 51 Months in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearms

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ELIJAH GRIFFIN, 25, of New London, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello in Hartford to 51 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing 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, 2015.  On December 2, 2015, he pleaded guilty one count of possession of firearms by a previously convicted felon.

This matter was investigated by the New London Police Department, Norwich Police Department, Connecticut State Police and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah P. Karwan and Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Paul Narducci.

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Updated June 8, 2016