Two convicted felons are facing charges after police found an illegal assault rifle and high-capacity magazine in their Bridgeport home, authorities said.
According to police, officers were conducting a “compliance check” at the North Avenue apartment of two felons out on probation when they discovered an SKS7.62x29mm rifle in the back of a closet, along with a 100-round magazine containing 95 .233-caliber rounds and “other weapon-related items.”
Giovanni Candelario, 20, and Ramon Candelario, 23, both of whom were on supervised release, were charged with criminal possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of an assault weapon.
Each suspect’s bond was set at $100,000.
The two had been previously arrested and convicted on felony drug charges.
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