New Haven Man Admits Illegally Possessing Firearm | USAO-CT
Leonard C Boyle, acting United States attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced today that DEMETRIUS DREW, 26, of New Haven pleaded guilty to a gunman in New Haven yesterday before US District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer to have possessed.
According to court documents and statements made in court, New Haven Police arrested Drew on Aug. 18, 2020 after a court-approved search of his residence revealed a loaded Glock Model 26 9mm pistol and a box of 50 .38 rounds of specialty ammunition.
Drew’s criminal history includes state convictions for narcotics and theft. It is against federal law for a person previously convicted of a crime to own a firearm or ammunition that has moved in international or international trade.
Judge Meyer planned the sentencing for July 13, 2021, at which point Drew faces a maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment.
Drew is released pending conviction on a $ 100,000 loan.
This matter is being investigated by the New Haven Police Department and the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Bureau. The case is being pursued by US assistant attorneys Tara E. Levens and Anthony E. Kaplan.
Acting US attorney Boyle noted that this prosecution is part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program and the Department of Justice’s project lifespan. PSN is a program that brings together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for all. Project Longevity is a comprehensive gun violence reduction initiative in major Connecticut cities. Through Project Longevity, community members and law enforcement agencies work directly with members of groups prone to violence, delivering a community message against violence, a law enforcement message about the consequences of further violence, and an offer of help for those who so wish.