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Published on September 22, 2023
20-year-old man Chicopee Man Imprisoned for Firearm PossessionSource: U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

In the small town of Chicopee, Massachusetts, a 20-year-old man, Christopher Morgan, finds himself sentenced to a year and a day in prison following unlawful possession of a firearm while being addicted to controlled substances.

As reported by the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Vermont yesterday, Morgan had pleaded guilty to the charges of possessing a loaded Smith & Wesson 37 revolver while using heroin.

Caught on October 13, 2022, in Bennington, Vermont, police discovered Morgan with the revolver, loaded with five rounds of ammunition and a round in the chamber, in a bag strapped to his torso.

Also discovered in the bag were glassine bags containing a lethal cocktail of heroin and fentanyl. Morgan admitted to being a user of, and addicted to, heroin at the time he possessed the firearm.