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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Connecticut

For Immediate Release

Friday, April 17, 2015
Deirdre M. Daly
, United States Attorney
Contact: Tom Carson

New Haven Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Illegal Gun Possession

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JAQUAN PRICE, 24, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 30 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 May 27, 2014, PRICE was arrested on state drug charges.  A subsequent search of PRICE’s residence revealed a Jimenez Arms, 9mm pistol, loaded with 8 rounds of ammunition, which was seized from his bedroom.

In August 2011, PRICE was convicted in state court of possession with intent to distribute narcotics.  It is a violation of federal law for a person previously convicted of a felony offense to possess a firearm or ammunition or ammunition that have moved in interstate or foreign commerce.

PRICE has been detained since June 18, 2014.  On August 21, 2014, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, New Haven Police Department and Connecticut State Police.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter D. Markle.

Boston Field Division