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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

New York Man Sentenced to 37 Months in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing a Firearm

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JUAN QUINONES, 43, of Port Chester, N.Y, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 37 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 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. 

QUINONES has been detained since his arrest.  On September 8, 2016, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The matter was investigated by the Stamford Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito. 

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Firearms Offenses
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Updated December 20, 2016