A Newington man has pleaded guilty in federal court after authorities said he was found with numerous firearms, including “ghost guns” that are untraceable for law enforcement.
Glen Dauphin, 50, entered his plea during a hearing last week in federal court in Bridgeport. He is free on $200,000 bond pending sentencing.
At sentencing, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said, the 50-year-old will be exposed to as many as 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of possession of an unregistered silencer.
According to federal officials, in June 2021, the FBI’s Northern Connecticut Gang Task Force and Hartford police learned that Dauphin was a crack cocaine user who had a large collection of firearms and numerous rounds of ammunition at his Tremont Street residence. He knew some of these guns were unlawful to possess, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Investigators also received information indicating Dauphin had firearm components, ammunition, ghost guns and parts used to manufacture ghost guns – which do not have a serial number, making them untraceable.
Investigators on June 24, 2021, made a controlled purchase of more than 100 rounds of ammunition and a ghost gun kit from Dauphin, federal officials said. He was arrested later that day after investigators searched his residence and seized more than 40 firearms, including handguns, shotguns and assault-type rifles. They also found firearm components, including two silencers, other weapons and devices, including a flamethrower, and more than 30,000 rounds of ammunition, according to federal officials.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809