Hartford man sentenced for illegal ammo possession

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– A Hartford man was sentenced Thursday to federal prison for illegally possessing ammunition.

According to a press release, 30 year old Seth Watson was sentenced to over four years in jail and three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of possession of ammunition by a previously convicted felon back in April 2014.

ATF officials received information from Hartford Police in 2012 that five people purchased ammo form a sporting goods store in East Hartford sometime July, the release states. Those five people, including Watson, are convicted felons.

The investigation found that Watson and the other four felons bought one box of 9mm ammo, one box of .38 special ammo, and one box of .45 auto ammo. Each box contained 50 rounds each.

The investigation also found that a loaded 9mm handgun, a loaded .38 caliber rifle, a loaded pistol grip shotgun, and other rounds of ammo, according to the release.

Watson’s criminal history includes at least eight felony convictions, including being convicted for burglary in the first degree.

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