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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Stamford Man Sentenced to 40 Months in Federal Prison for Selling Sawed-Off Shotgun, Cocaine

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAVID JEUNE, also known as “Junie” and “June Bug,” 30, of Stamford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 40 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for selling a sawed-off shotgun and cocaine.

This matter stems from “Operation Samson,” an investigation headed by the ATF and the Bridgeport and New Haven Police Departments that targeted violent criminals, illegal firearm possession and firearm trafficking.  In the spring of 2014, approximately 40 ATF special agents and personnel from Connecticut and across the country were deployed with New Haven and Bridgeport Police to conduct numerous covert operations. 

According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 3, 2014, JEUNE sold a sawed-off Mossberg model Regal 500 shotgun to an undercover agent in exchange for $350.  The following day, JEUNE and another individual sold approximately one ounce of cocaine to the undercover agent in exchange for $1,250.

Prior to March 2014, JEUNE had been convicted of felony robbery and larceny offenses.

JEUNE has been detained since his arrest on April 2, 2014.  On March 12, 2015, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon and one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney H. Gordon Hall.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Updated October 11, 2016