RUTLAND, Vt. (WWLP) – A Chicopee man was sentenced to prison by the U.S. District Court in Vermont for unlawful possession of a firearm while using a controlled substance.
According to court records, Burlington, Vermont police encountered 20-year-old Christopher Morgan of Chicopee on October 13, 2022 while he was in possession of a Smith & Wesson 37 revolver, found in a bag strapped on his chest. The revolver was loaded with five rounds and one in the chamber.
Police also seized a small number of bags containing heroin and fentanyl. Morgan admitted to police he was a user and addicted to heroin at the time.
Morgan had previously pleaded guilty to the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm while using a controlled substance and was sentenced on Wednesday to one year and one day in prison followed by three years of supervised release.
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