Man violates supervised release on firearm and drug charges

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for violating his supervised release.

The U.S. attorney's office for Connecticut announced Tuesday that Qiyon Reed was sentenced after pleading guilty to firearm and drug offenses while on supervised release. He was arrested last September when New Haven police officers found two handguns and roughly one gram of cocaine after executing a search warrant at his house.

Reed is a convicted felon who was sentenced in 2013 to almost six years in prison followed by four years of supervised release. He was later released in 2017.

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.