Man on parole located with gun in Stamford

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STAMFORD — A city man on parole for dealing crack cocaine was located with a loaded semiautomatic pistol throughout a routine visitors quit Monday afternoon police mentioned.

An officer monitoring visitors on Cove Road spotted a driver and passenger not wearing seat belts at about three:30 p.m., police mentioned. The driver of the vehicle, Quantel Brown, 30, of Richmond Hill Avenue, was operating on a suspended license, police mentioned.

When the officer asked if Brown had any contraband in the vehicle, Brown mentioned he was welcome to search the automobile, according to police.

Inside the trunk, police found a loaded .45 caliber Taurus semiautomatic pistol and an illegal higher-capacity magazine, police mentioned.

Police also located out that the gun had been stolen out of the state of Georgia, mentioned Sgt. Robert Shawinsky.


In 2015 Brown pleaded guilty to felony sales of narcotics and was sentenced to 5 years in jail and 5 years specific parole. He was also convicted of 1st-degree escape in 2012.

The specific parole permits authorities to remand Brown to jail for any violation, and could need Brown to serve the complete unexpired portion of the drug sentence in jail.

On Monday Brown was charged by Stamford police with criminal possession of a firearm, stealing a firearm, possession of a substantial capacity magazine, illegal possession of a weapon in a motor automobile, driving on a suspended license and failure to use a seat belt. He was held in lieu of a $100,000 court look bond.

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