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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of Connecticut

For Immediate Release

July 10, 2013

David B. Fein, United States Attorney

Contact: Tom Carson, Public Information Officer
(203) 821-3722

Bridgeport Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearms

Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that AARON FREELOVE, 29, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 84 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing firearms.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on July 9, 2012, an individual purchased marijuana from FREELOVE. During the sale, FREELOVE displayed two handguns. The next day, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at FREELOVE’s residence and recovered a Glock 10mm pistol, which was loaded with 15 rounds of ammunition and had been reported stolen, and a Ruger 9mm pistol loaded with eight rounds of ammunition. The search also revealed approximately 220 grams of marijuana.

FREELOVE has been detained since his arrest on December 18, 2012. On April 17, 2013, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.

FREELOVE’s criminal history includes multiple felony convictions.

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Bridgeport Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Rahul Kale.