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Waterbury Man Pleads Guilty to Gun Possession Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that TYREESE FERRUCCI, 31, of Waterbury, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to unlawful possession of firearms by a felon.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on October 5, 2022, in connection with a drug trafficking investigation, Waterbury Police conducted a court-authorized search of a residence on Fieldwood Road that was suspected of being used to store, process, and package narcotics.  Ferrucci was arrested at that location after he was found in possession of two loaded Glock 9mm handguns.

Ferrucci’s criminal history includes state conviction for drug and firearm 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.

At sentencing, which is not scheduled, Ferrucci faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 15 years.  Ferrucci has been detained since his arrest.

This investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Waterbury Police Department and Connecticut State Police.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Natasha Freismuth through Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Updated July 27, 2023

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