New York Man Arrested in Stamford Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that JUAN QUINONES, 43, of Port Chester, N.Y, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on September 24, 2015, Stamford Police executed a court-authorized search of a local hotel room where QUINONES was staying and found a loaded Glock .45 caliber pistol and distribution quantities of heroin and crack cocaine. QUINONES was arrested at that time.
QUINONES was previously convicted of felony drug offenses. 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.
Judge Shea scheduled sentencing for December 6, 2016, at which time QUINONES faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.
The matter has been investigated by the Stamford Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.