West Haven man facing 10 years on gun charges

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WEST HAVEN — A 59-year-old man was arrested for unlawfully possessing a firearm as a convicted felon in West Haven yesterday.

According to court records, a collaborative stolen property investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at the home of Michael Brillon in West Haven yesterday morning.

During the investigation, local law enforcement found that Brillon was alleged to possess firearms and had been making threatening statements.

Police say the search resulted in the seizure of a SAR Arms 9mm semi-automatic pistol, two rifles, and a large quantity of marijuana consistent with an intent to distribute.

Brillon has a long criminal history that includes felony convictions for sexual assault on a minor and aggravated domestic assault.

Those convictions prohibit Brillon from possessing firearms.

Brillon faces a maximum sentence of 10 years of imprisonment.

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