Newington Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearm Charge
Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, David Sundberg, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Hartford Police Chief Jason Thody today announced that GLEN DAUPHIN, 50, of Newington, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to a firearm offense stemming from his unlawful possession of numerous firearms, firearm components and ammunition.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in June 2021, the FBI’s Northern Connecticut Gang Task Force and Hartford Police Department learned that Dauphin was a user of crack cocaine who had amassed at his Tremont Street residence a large collection of firearms, some of which he knew were unlawful to possess, and numerous rounds of ammunition. Investigators also received information that Dauphin possessed firearm components, ammunition, “ghost guns” and parts used to manufacture ghost guns.
On June 24, 2021, investigators made a controlled purchase of more than 100 rounds of ammunition and a ghost gun “kit” from Dauphin. Dauphin was arrested later that day after investigators conducted a court authorized search of his residence and seized more than 40 firearms, including handguns, shotguns and assault-type rifles; firearm components, including two silencers; other weapons and devices, including a flamethrower; and more than 30,000 rounds of ammunition.
Dauphin pleaded guilty to one count of possession of an unregistered silencer, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.
Dauphin is released on a $200,000 bond pending sentencing, which is scheduled for December 21.
This investigation is being conducted by the FBI’s Northern Connecticut Gang Task Force and the Hartford Police Department’s Vice Intelligence and Narcotics Division, with the assistance of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Newington Police Department. The FBI Task Force includes members of the Hartford Police Department, East Hartford Police Department, New Britain Police Department, West Hartford Police Department, Connecticut State Police and Connecticut Department of Correction.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brian P. Leaming and Margaret M. Donovan.