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New Haven Man Charged With Federal Firearm, Drug Offenses

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A convicted felon is facing more time behind bars after being busted with drugs and an illegal handgun in Connecticut.

New Haven resident Qiyon “Gutter” Reed was arrested this week and charged with individual counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, U.S. Attorney John Durham announced.

According to the indictment, on Sept. 12, Reed was found to be in possession of a Heritage Manufacturing Stealth C-2000 nine-millimeter, semi-automatic handgun and a Smith & Wesson MP9 Shield nine-millimeter, semi-automatic handgun. 

Durham noted that it is alleged that Reed sustained several felony convictions, including state convictions for possession and sale of narcotics, for carrying a dangerous weapon, and a federal conviction for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute heroin.

From October last year through September, Reed is also accused of possessing and distributing cocaine.

If convicted, Reed faces up to 20 years in prison on the drug charge and 10 years in prison on the weapon charge. Reed remains detained and no return court date has been announced. 

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