Bridgeport Man Charged With Illegal Gun Trafficking

By DJ Harding

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and James Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge, ATF Boston Field Division, announced that Daquan Lamont Wright, 26, of Bridgeport, was arrested today on a federal criminal complaint charging him with illegal gun possession and trafficking offenses.

Following his arrest, Wright appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge S. Dave Vatti in Bridgeport and was ordered detained.

As alleged in court statements and documents made in court, an investigation determined that Wright was illegally selling firearms without a license.

Wright was previously convicted in state court of theft of a firearm, and possession with intent to sell narcotics.

A person that [previously convicted of a felony offense is not allowed to possess a firearm or ammunition that has moved in interstate or foreign commerce as it is a violation of federal law.

It is alleged that, in January and February 2023, investigators made three controlled purchases of handguns from Wright.

One of the handguns had been reported stolen in North Carolina. During the investigation, Wright indicated that he possessed, and had access to, other firearms and firearm parts. A search of Wright’s Bridgeport residence today revealed a Glock Model 43 handgun, ammunition, and various gun parts.

The complaint charges Wright with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, and with dealing in firearms without a license, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of five years.

U.S Attorney Avery stressed that a criminal complaint is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt.

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