For Immediate Release
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
, United States Attorney
John H. Durham
Contact: Tom Carson
Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charges
Boston Field Division
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TERRANCE CLARK, also known as “T-Time,” 24, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to firearm offenses.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on April 3, 2019, officers with the Bridgeport Police Department’s Tactical Narcotics Team arrested Clark after they found him in possession of crack cocaine, which was packaged for street level distribution, as well as a Glock 22 .40 caliber firearm loaded with a high capacity magazine.
Clark’s criminal history includes felony convictions in state court for possession of a firearm without a permit, stealing a firearm, and possession of narcotics.
Clark pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, which carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, which carries a mandatory consecutive sentence of at least five years. Judge Meyer scheduled sentencing for September 17, 2019.
Clark is detained pending sentencing.
This matter is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Bridgeport Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jocelyn Courtney Kaoutzanis.
This prosecution is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone.