Felon admits to having gun

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) – A New Haven man with felony convictions admitted to illegally possessing a firearm.

Jaquan Price, 23, pleaded guilty earlier this week to one count illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

As alleged in court documents and statements made in court, on May 27, 2014, Price was arrested on state drug charges. Subsequently, a search was conducted of his house and a Jimenez Arms, 9-mm pistol, loaded with eight rounds of ammunition was seized from Price’s bedroom.

Price later admitted that the weapon belonged to him, prosecutors said. 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 that has moved in interstate or foreign commerce.

Price’s sentencing has been scheduled for Nov. 13, 2014 before the Honorable Stefan R. Underhill in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport. He was arrested June 18.

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