News Release
June 27, 2007

Stamford Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Gun Possession

JUN 27 -- June W. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in New England and Kevin J. O’Connor, United States for the District of Connecticut, announced that LUIS COLON, age 22, of 145 Spruce Street, Stamford, Connecticut, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to one count of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.

According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, on September 28, 2006, COLON distributed a sawed-off shotgun to two individuals at 91 Finney Lane in Stamford. Later that day, the two individuals sold the firearm to an individual cooperating with law enforcement.

COLON previously was convicted in the State of Connecticut of possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle. It is a violation of federal law for a person previously convicted of a felony to possess a firearm that has moved in interstate or foreign commerce.

Judge Arterton has scheduled sentencing for September 17, 2007, at which time COLON faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Stamford Police Department.