Hartford man pleads guilty to carrying firearm during traffic stop


A Hartford man has pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge and admitted to violating his parole conditions after he was pulled over for speeding last summer and found with a gun, the authorities said. federal authorities.

Andre Hudson, 43, pleaded guilty Thursday to unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

“Hudson also admitted to violating the conditions of his supervised release following a previous federal conviction,” the office said.

On Sept. 8, 2021, Connecticut State Police stopped a vehicle Hudson was driving at “a high speed,” the office said. The stop revealed a loaded Kel-Tec 9mm handgun, and what prosecutors claim was a “dispensing” amount of marijuana. He was arrested at the time.


The bureau said Hudson had a criminal history that included federal convictions in Connecticut and Vermont for trafficking crack cocaine and heroin. He was granted a compassionate release in 2020, following a conviction the previous year. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Hudson was on probation at the time of his arrest last September.

Hudson is due back in court for sentencing on July 28. He faces up to two years in prison for the firearms charge and up to two years in prison for violating the conditions of his release.

Hudson is released at home on bail pending sentencing.

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