Twenty-two year old man sentenced to eight years in prison on gun, drug charges

A 22-year-old man was sentenced to eight years in federal prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to drug and weapons charges.

Daquan Patterson-Greene will be placed on four years of supervised release after he completes his prison term.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Patterson-Greene led Hartford police officers on a foot chase in Hartford ’s North End in September of 2017. During the chase, Patterson-Greene discarded a loaded Glock 22 .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol, a firearm magazine containing 15 rounds of .40 caliber ammunition, and an orange backpack, investigators said.

Officers said they recovered marijuana and a substance that tested positive for the presence of MDMA (ecstasy). Subsequent analysis of the substance identified it as N-Ethylpentylone, which is a controlled analogue of MDMA.

Patterson-Greene was on probation at the time of his arrest.

On Sept. 11, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson ordered Patterson-Greene to perform 100 hours of community service during his term of supervised release.The case was investigated by the Hartford Police Department and the FBI’s Northern Connecticut Violent […]