Bridgeport Man Gets 13 Years For Drug, Gun Offenses

A Bridgeport man was sentenced on Friday to more than 13 years in federal prison for drug and gun offenses, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

Jonathan Bohannan, 28, also faces five years of supervised release. In May, he pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiracy to distribute and possess at least 280 grams of crack and one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, the attorney’s office said in a press release.

Court records show that Bohannan has a previous conviction of violation of a protective order, a Class D felony.

According to court documents and statements made in court, the FBI Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force, Bridgeport Police Department and Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force began an investigation in January 2012 into narcotics trafficking and violent criminal activity in and around the Trumbull Gardens housing complex, the release said.

The investigation found Bohannan and 12 other individuals worked for Ronell Hanks, the leader of an organization that sold heroin and crack 24 hours a day and seven days a week, the release said.

When Bohannan was arrested in December 2013, he was in possession of more than 300 grams of cocaine, four handguns, and 131 rounds of ammunition, the release said.

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