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U.S. Marshals, Connecticut troopers, arrest ‘fugitive’ trucker for illegal gun sale in New York


The U.S. Marshal Service and the Connecticut State Police (CSP) teamed up to arrest a truck driver wanted on a felony gun sale charge out of New York.

Around 2 p.m. on December 5, troopers with the CSP were requested to assist the U.S. Marshal Service in the apprehension of a truck driver wanted on an active, extraditable felony warrant out of the New York Police Department for Criminal Sale of a Firearm 1st Degree

CSP Troop E located and conducted a traffic stop on the tractor trailer operated by the accused on I-395 northbound just north of Exit 2 in the town of Waterford shortly after 2 p.m.

Police brought in a canine unit from the Montville Police Department and a CSP canine unit. The dogs alerted to the presence of narcotics and firearms in the truck, according to a news release from CSP.

Police seized about $70,000 in cash, a Taurus G2c Semi-Automatic pistol, and 12 round 9mm magazines.

The driver of the truck, 65 year old Wisconsin resident John Dahl, was arrested on the warrant out of New York, but also charged by Connecticut authorities with carrying a pistol without a permit, illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle, and two counts of possession of a high capacity magazine. CSP did not list any drug charges against Dahl.

Dahl was issued a $4,000,000 cash/surety bond for the fugitive case and a $1,000,000 cash/surety bond for the weapons case.


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