Cops: Bridgeport felon found with gun in Stamford
STAMFORD — City police officers seized a loaded gun they allegedly found on a convicted felon Tuesday night.
Capt. Richard Conklin said officers in the Narcotics and Organized Crime Squad heard there was a former Stamford man driving around town with a gun in his car selling the powerful hallucinogen PCP.
Officers spotted the man identified as Kenneth Jeffries, 49, now of Kelsey Street, Bridgeport, driving a car near Stillwater Avenue and Finney Lane and pulled him over.
After pulling him over, the officers realized that Jeffries was driving with a suspended license and Conklin said they could smell the pungent odor of PCP in the vehicle.
Police searched the car, but could find no PCP. Under the center console of the vehicle they allegedly found a fully loaded EIG five-shot revolver, Conklin said. Another eight bullets were found in a plastic bag.
Conklin said Jeffries was not allowed to have a gun because of previous felony weapons convictions.
Jeffries was charged with criminal possession of a revolver, criminal possession of ammunition, illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle and driving under suspension. He was held in lieu of a $150,000 court appearance bond.