BRISTOL - A Bristol man considered to be a significant cocaine trafficker was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison.
Jayson Bruno, 36, of 38 Colony St., received the sentence in federal court in Hartford after taking a plea deal in the fall.
His four-year prison sentence will be followed by four years of supervised release.
On Nov. 13, Bruno pleaded guilty to one count each of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack”) and cocaine, according to officials from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The charges carried a maximum of 30 years in prison.
Bruno, who has been in custody since his arrest, was charged on April 17 following a raid of his Colony Street home. The search turned up a 9mm pistol, a .45 caliber pistol - which was reported stolen from Massachusetts - approximately 55 grams of cocaine, about 30 grams of crack, just over $8,000 and items used to package and sell the drugs, according to federal officials.
Federal officials said Bruno’s criminal history includes multiple state felony convictions related to the possession and sale of narcotics, and that it is a violation of federal law for a person previously convicted of a felony offense to possess a firearm or ammunition “that has moved in interstate or foreign commerce.”
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