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Bridgeport Man Sentenced After Arrest With Crack Cocaine And Loaded Gun

Bridgeport Police made the original arrest in 2014.
Bridgeport Police made the original arrest in 2014. Photo Credit: Bridgeport Police Department

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A Bridgeport man has been sentenced to 66 months in prison for possession of a loaded firearm and crack cocaine, according to Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut.

Lamar Carter, 36, was arrested by Bridgeport police back on May 28, 2014 after a traffic stop, Daly said. A subsequent search lead to the discovery of a Sig Sauer 9mm pistol with one bullet in the chamber and 11 in the magazine, along with 14 bags of crack cocaine, according to court documents.

Carter has a long record including numerous felonies dating back to 1998 and on August 4, 2015 plead guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to Daly.

Carter was sentenced Thursday to 66 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, Daly said.

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