Armed Bridgeport Crack Dealer Sentenced to Six Years in Federal Prison
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JONATHAN COLON, 27, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Warren E. Eginton in Bridgeport to 72 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for possessing with intent to distribute crack cocaine.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on January 10, 2013, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at COLON’s one-room apartment on Birmingham Street in Bridgeport and found approximately 62 grams of crack cocaine packaged for street sale. Officers also located a loaded .223 caliber Bushmaster XM15-E2S assault rifle under COLON’s mattress. COLON, who was in the apartment at the time of the search, admitted to officers that he purchased the rifle the previous day for a combination of cash and crack.
COLON has been detained since his arrest on January 10, 2013. On July 25, 2013, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”).
COLON’s criminal history includes multiple felony convictions. In December 2008, he was arrested for possessing a .45 caliber automatic handgun and crack cocaine and subsequently served three years in prison for that offense. He was arrested in this case approximately six weeks after he release from state prison.
This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rahul Kale.