Detectives in Hartford said they arrested a man who came to the city looking to trade an illegal firearm for drugs.
David Frost, 27, of Pomfret, was seen by investigators inside a vehicle at the Citgo on Market Street on Friday.
Detectives said they conducted a search of the vehicle and discovered an American Arms .22 caliber pistol that was hidden inside a pillow case.
Frost later admitted to possessing the fire arm.
Police called him a convicted felon and charged him with possession of a firearm and weapons in a motor vehicle.
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