BRISTOL - A Bristol man has pleaded guilty to illegally being in possession of a number of guns.
Michael Bilodeau, 53, accepted a plea deal during a hearing Wednesday in Bristol Superior Court. He pleaded guilty to one count of criminal possession of a firearm, a felony that carries a two-year minimum, mandatory sentence.
Bilodeau has been offered three different plea deal sentences. He does not have to decide which sentence to accept until his next hearing on March 9. Two of the deals call for Bilodeau to serve two years in prison, followed by a period of supervised release, and a third deal would require him to serve three years in prison with no supervised release period.
According to state prosecutors, a statewide narcotics taskforce acquired a warrant to search Bilodeau’s home for guns after receiving a tip from an informant. During the search, on June 28, officers found a number of firearms in the home, including a shotgun and multiple pellet guns, Jeffrey Lee, state prosecutor, said.
Because of a 2006 conviction for second-degree burglary, a felony, Bilodeau has been disqualified from having firearms, Lee said.
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