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DEA, Norwalk Police Investigation Leads To 17 Warrants, Large Amount Of Drugs, Cash, Cops Say DEA, Norwalk Police Investigation Leads To 17 Warrants, Large Amount Of Drugs, Cash, Cops Say
DEA, Norwalk Police Investigation Leads To 17 Warrants, Large Amount Of Drugs, Cash, Cops Say A large amount of drugs and cash were seized, and numerous arrest warrants were served following an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Agency and local police in Fairfield County. The warrants were executed in Norwalk and Darien on Monday, April 29, by the Norwalk Police, Stamford Police, Darien Police, US Marshals Service, and the Bridgeport Office of the DEA. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, the busts were the result of a 6-month investigation into fentanyl trafficking in the greater Norwalk area.  To date, 17 federal and state arrest warran…
CT Child Porn Arrest Leads To Gun, Drug Charges CT Child Porn Arrest Leads To Gun, Drug Charges
CT Child Porn Arrest Leads To Gun, Drug Charges A Connecticut man has been charged with a range of crimes from allegedly possessing child porn to illegally possessing guns and manufacturing drugs. Hartford County resident Michael Gigliotti, age, of Manchester, was arrested on Monday, April 1, at his home in Manchester. According to Lt. Nick Reinert of the Manchester Police, Gigliotti was nabbed by Manchester detectives, the Center for Digital Investigations, and Homeland Security following an investigation into child pornography. Agents served a warrant on Gigliotti who was in the residence and taken into custody and was charg…
Man Known As 'Kitty' Nabbed With Thousands Of Fentanyl Pills In Bridgeport Home, Police Say Man Known As 'Kitty' Nabbed With Thousands Of Fentanyl Pills In Bridgeport Home, Police Say
Man Known As 'Kitty' Nabbed With Thousands Of Fentanyl Pills In Bridgeport Home, Police Say A 28-year-old Fairfield County man has been charged with narcotics trafficking offenses after thousands of fentanyl pills and other drugs were allegedly found in his home.  Bridgeport resident Jermel Bates, also known as “Mel Kitty” and “Kitty,” was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday, March 28, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. As alleged in the indictment, court documents, and statements made in court, in the early morning hours of Friday, June 25, 2023, Bates crashed his vehicle into a parked car in Bridgeport and fled the scene on foot.&…
Mail Theft: Former CT Postal Carrier Admits Stealing Packages, Feds Say Mail Theft: Former CT Postal Carrier Admits Stealing Packages, Feds Say
Mail Theft: Former CT Postal Carrier Admits Stealing Packages, Feds Say A 37-year-old former Connecticut postal carrier has admitted to stealing packages while on the job, federal officials announced.  New Haven County resident Shawn Fuller of Hamden, who once worked as a US Postal Service carrier in Meriden, pleaded guilty to a mail theft offense on Friday, Feb. 16, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced.  Earlier Report - Mail Theft: Meriden Postal Carrier Charged With Stealing Packages, Distributing Cocaine According to federal officials, while working as a mail carrier, Fuller was investigated for stealing package…
Duo From CT Nabbed After Trying To Sell Cocaine To Undercover Officer: Police Duo From CT Nabbed After Trying To Sell Cocaine To Undercover Officer: Police
Duo From CT Nabbed After Trying To Sell Cocaine To Undercover Officer: Police Two Connecticut residents were arrested following a chase that began after one of the suspects tried selling cocaine to an undercover investigator in the Hudson Valley, police said.  New Haven County residents Luis Flores, age 32, and Lymaris Burgos, age 37, both from Ansonia, were arrested in late October in connection with an investigation into drug sales in Putnam County, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday, Nov. 22.  The events leading up to the duo's arrests began in October when an investigator discovered that Flores was involved in the sale of cocaine in …
K9 Helps Sniff Out Kilogram Of Cocaine Belonging To CT Man: Police K9 Helps Sniff Out Kilogram Of Cocaine Belonging To CT Man: Police
K9 Helps Sniff Out Kilogram Of Cocaine Belonging To CT Man: Police A 25-year-old Connecticut man faces drug charges after authorities found him in possession of a kilogram of cocaine during a Northern Westchester traffic stop, police announced. The arrest resulted from an incident on Monday, Nov. 13, when a New York State Police trooper pulled over a 2014 Toyota Corolla on Interstate 684 in North Castle just after 3 p.m. for a vehicle and traffic law violation, authorities said. According to state police, the trooper and his K9 partner, Fortini, determined that the driver, 25-year-old New Haven County resident John Carlos Javier of Waterbury, had…
Accused Man, Woman Drug-Dealing Duo Nabbed In CT Bust Accused Man, Woman Drug-Dealing Duo Nabbed In CT Bust
Accused Man, Woman Drug-Dealing Duo Nabbed In CT Bust A bust resulted in the seizure of over 140 grams of cocaine, heroin, and more, as well as the arrest of two alleged drug dealers from Connecticut, police said. On Tuesday, Nov. 21, Connecticut State Police in  New Haven County conducted the operation in the city of Waterbury in the area of Pleasant and Baldwin Streets. Plainclothes officers saw a silver Acura MDX stop on the side of the road, allegedly conducting a narcotics sale, which they reported to troopers. When troopers later pulled the Acura over, they noticed the front-seat passenger, 33-year-old Lisbett Trinidad, attem…
Drug Dealer Nabbed By State Police During Raid In Bridgeport, Cops Say Drug Dealer Nabbed By State Police During Raid In Bridgeport, Cops Say
Drug Dealer Nabbed By State Police During Raid In Bridgeport, Cops Say A Fairfield County alleged drug dealer was nabbed during a raid by the Connecticut State Police in conjunction with numerous local agencies and the statewide Narcotics Unit. Carl L. Brooks Jr., age 29, of Bridgeport, was busted on Tuesday, Nov. 7, around 5 a.m. at an address on Nob Hill Circle. According to the Connecticut State Police, a search warrant was executed following an investigation during which information was developed that identified Brooks as being involved in narcotics distribution. At the time of the search warrant execution, Brooks was present. During the search that foll…
Norwalk Man Busted Selling Drugs At Center For Pregnant Women, Police Say Norwalk Man Busted Selling Drugs At Center For Pregnant Women, Police Say
Norwalk Man Busted Selling Drugs At Center For Pregnant Women, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been arrested on narcotic-related charges for allegedly selling drugs out of a center for pregnant and parenting women. The incident took place in Norwalk on Wednesday, Oct. 25. According to Sgt. Ryan Evarts of the Norwalk Police, Brent Menskey, age 37, of Norwalk, was arrested by warrant following an investigation after police received information that he was selling narcotics out of a live-in long-term rehabilitation facility center for pregnant and parenting women.  A warrant was served on Wednesday, Oct. 11, for Menskey and an apartment on Elmcrest Terrace, …
Drug Dealer From Stamford Busted In Norwalk Selling Cocaine Laced With Fentanyl, Police Say Drug Dealer From Stamford Busted In Norwalk Selling Cocaine Laced With Fentanyl, Police Say
Drug Dealer From Stamford Busted In Norwalk Selling Cocaine Laced With Fentanyl, Police Say A Fairfield County man was busted allegedly selling cocaine laced with fentanyl to undercover agents over several months. Joshua Powell, age 30, of Stamford, was charged by Norwalk Police on Thursday, Aug. 10. During May 2023, the Special Services Division began receiving information that Powell was selling large quantities of powder and crack cocaine that contained fentanyl within the City of Norwalk, said Norwalk Police Deputy Chief Terrence Blake. An investigation was initiated into Powell’s narcotics trafficking enterprise. Over the next several months, investigators made num…
Norwalk Man High On Drugs Attempts To Kidnap Child From Car, Police Say Norwalk Man High On Drugs Attempts To Kidnap Child From Car, Police Say
Norwalk Man High On Drugs Attempts To Kidnap Child From Car, Police Say A Fairfield County man who police say was high on drugs was captured after allegedly attempting to take a child out of a car and from a woman. The incident occurred in Norwalk around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6 in front of a home on Bouton Street. Norwalk Police patrol officers responded to a report of a man who tried to take a child out of a vehicle. The woman told police that once she unbuckled the child’s seatbelt in the rear of the vehicle, an unknown man reached into the vehicle and began to remove the child from the car, said Lt. Joe Dinho of the Norwalk Police Department. The woman …
DUI, Cocaine: Dangerous Driver Nabbed On I-95 In CT With Public's Help, Police Say DUI, Cocaine: Dangerous Driver Nabbed On I-95 In CT With Public's Help, Police Say
DUI, Cocaine: Dangerous Driver Nabbed On I-95 In CT With Public's Help, Police Say A Massachusetts woman was found with two baggies of cocaine after numerous 911 calls reported that she was driving dangerously on I-95 in Connecticut, officials say.  Nina Marie Fish, a 37-year-old from the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester, was arrested on Monday, July 31 around 6:35 p.m. in New Haven County after she was seen nearly crashing into multiple other vehicles on I-95 Northbound in Milford, Connecticut, according to the Connecticut State Police.  Multiple 911 calls reported a white Honda Accord, later determined to be driven by Fish, moving erratically on the inte…
Drug Dealer, Child Predator: CT Man Who Admitted To Multiple Crimes Gets 20 Years Drug Dealer, Child Predator: CT Man Who Admitted To Multiple Crimes Gets 20 Years
Drug Dealer, Child Predator: CT Man Who Admitted To Multiple Crimes Gets 20 Years A judge sentenced a 40-year-old admitted Connecticut drug dealer who confessed to having a sexual relationship with multiple teenagers to more than two decades behind bars, authorities said. But his legal troubles are far from over.   New Haven County resident Christopher Liscio, of Wallingford, in January pleaded guilty to: Enticement of a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone Possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine He was sentenced to 251 months in prison followed by 10 ye…
Mail Theft: CT Postal Carrier Charged With Stealing Packages, Distributing Cocaine Mail Theft: CT Postal Carrier Charged With Stealing Packages, Distributing Cocaine
Mail Theft: CT Postal Carrier Charged With Stealing Packages, Distributing Cocaine A US Postal Service mail carrier in Connecticut faces potentially decades in prison after federal agents say he stole mail and distributed cocaine.  New Haven County resident Shawn R. Fuller, age 36, of Hamden, is charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and three counts of theft of mail by a postal employee, the US Attorney for Connecticut said. Fuller was released on a $100,000 bond, the prosecutor said. Fuller, who worked at a post office in Meriden, was under investigation for stealing mail when investigators said they saw him open two packages on April 1…
Gang Member AKA 'Big Bro' Distributed Drugs In Waterbury, Gets Years In Prison Gang Member AKA 'Big Bro' Distributed Drugs In Waterbury, Gets Years In Prison
Gang Member AKA 'Big Bro' Distributed Drugs In Waterbury, Gets Years In Prison A street gang member will spend years in prison after continuing to distribute drugs in Waterbury even while he was out on bond.  Waterbury resident Jerrell Jamison, age 30, also known as “Rell” and “Big Bro,” was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday, Feb. 24 for distributing narcotics, according to the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut.  Jamison's sentencing is the result of an investigation into gangs, drug trafficking, and illegal gun possession in Waterbury that identified him as a suspect. On April 16, 2019, a court-authorized search o…
Waterbury Drug Dealer Gets Prison For Trafficking Large Amounts Of Heroin, Cocaine Waterbury Drug Dealer Gets Prison For Trafficking Large Amounts Of Heroin, Cocaine
Waterbury Drug Dealer Gets Prison For Trafficking Large Amounts Of Heroin, Cocaine A Connecticut drug dealer has been sentenced to prison for supplying heroin to a member of a Waterbury-area drug trafficking ring. Former New Haven County resident Jesus Nieves, aka "Pop," age 38, formerly of Waterbury, and Springfield, Massachusetts, was sentenced Thursday, Feb. 23 to 63 months in prison, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, in May 2020, the DEA New Haven Task Force and Waterbury Police Department began an investigation into a drug trafficking organization that was distributing l…
Danbury Man Caught With 5 Grams Of Cocaine On NY Highway, Police Say Danbury Man Caught With 5 Grams Of Cocaine On NY Highway, Police Say
Danbury Man Caught With 5 Grams Of Cocaine On NY Highway, Police Say A Connecticut man faces drug charges after he was caught with cocaine during a traffic stop in the Hudson Valley, police said.  On Friday, Feb. 10 around 10:15 p.m., police in Putnam County pulled over a 2012 Acura TL on Interstate 684 in Southeast for violations of traffic and vehicle laws. After a short investigation, officers found the driver to be in possession of five grams of cocaine, according to New York State Police.  The driver, identified as Danbury resident Kenneth Rios, age 26, was charged with the following:  Third-degree criminal possession of a con…
Cocaine Shipped Through Mail: CT Man Busted After Picking It Up, Will Spend Years In Jail Cocaine Shipped Through Mail: CT Man Busted After Picking It Up, Will Spend Years In Jail
Cocaine Shipped Through Mail: CT Man Busted After Picking It Up, Will Spend Years In Jail A Meriden man will spend years in prison after picking up packages full of cocaine that were shipped through the US Postal Service. Jean Carlos Mercado, age 34, was sentenced on Friday, Feb. 10 to 50 months in prison for participating in a drug trafficking organization that sent kilogram quantities of cocaine through the US Mail, according to the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut.  In October 2020, authorities identified several suspicious packages that were being mailed to an address in Meridan from Puerto Rico. On Oct. 26, 2020, Mercado was identified when he went …
Duo Nabbed After Drugs Found In Stolen Vehicle At CT Hotel, Police Say Duo Nabbed After Drugs Found In Stolen Vehicle At CT Hotel, Police Say
Duo Nabbed After Drugs Found In Stolen Vehicle At CT Hotel, Police Say Two people were charged after police said methamphetamine and cocaine were found in a stolen vehicle that was parked outside of a Connecticut hotel. The incident happened in Enfield during the early morning hours of Monday, Dec. 5, the Enfield Police Department said. An officer was on patrol and saw a vehicle running in the parking lot of an area hotel that had a misuse of registration plates and was later found to be stolen, police reported. After "numerous attempts to provide a fake identification," police discovered the driver's identity and learned that the driver had several active wa…
5 Fairfield County Men Convicted Of Trafficking Heroin, Fentanyl, Crack Cocaine 5 Fairfield County Men Convicted Of Trafficking Heroin, Fentanyl, Crack Cocaine
5 Fairfield County Men Convicted Of Trafficking Heroin, Fentanyl, Crack Cocaine Five Fairfield County men have been convicted of narcotics trafficking in the area. According to Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut, a federal jury in Bridgeport found the five men guilty of narcotics trafficking offenses on Friday, Oct. 14: The five, all  of Bridgeport, are: Wallace Best, also known as “Coop,” age  55 Jeffrey Thomas, also known as “Zig,” age 49 Jason Cox, age 48, also of Savannah, Georgia as well as Bridgeport Frank Jamont Best, also known as “JB,” and “Cash,” age 49 Lamont D. Jefferies, age 55 According to court documents, in 20…
More Than 600 Bags Of Heroin Seized During CT Traffic Stop More Than 600 Bags Of Heroin Seized During CT Traffic Stop
More Than 600 Bags Of Heroin Seized During CT Traffic Stop A traffic stop in Connecticut led to the discovery of more than 600 bags of heroin. Officers in Hartford County reported that the drugs were discovered overnight between Sunday, June 26, and Monday, June 27 in the town of Enfield, near the Massachusetts border. The Enfield Police Department said in addition to the heroin, officers also discovered six grams of cocaine and $2,000 during the traffic stop. "Kudos to the midnight shift for getting these dangerous drugs off our streets," the police department said.
CT Man Sentenced For Distributing Heroin CT Man Sentenced For Distributing Heroin
CT Man Sentenced For Distributing Heroin A Connecticut man will spend more than two years in prison after being sentenced for distributing heroin, federal officials announced. New Haven County resident Adam Mines, age 38, of Naugatuck, has been sentenced to 33 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release after pleading guilty in December 2021 to one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin. US Attorney Vanessa Roberts Avery said that according to court documents and statements made in court, in May 2020, the DEA New Haven Task Force and Waterbury Police Department began an investigation into a drug trafficking o…
Three From CT Among Four Nabbed For Trafficking Cocaine Through US Mail Three From CT Among Four Nabbed For Trafficking Cocaine Through US Mail
Three From CT Among Four Nabbed For Trafficking Cocaine Through US Mail Four are facing charges for allegedly trafficking cocaine from Puerto Rico into Connecticut, federal authorities announced. A federal grand jury in New Haven announced the indictment of four suspects with cocaine traffic offenses for their roles in the operation, which lasted months. Those charged: Jean Mangual-Castro, age 34, of West Haven; Jason Spearman, also known as “J” and “Deuce,” age 34, of New Haven; Enid Castro, age 52, of West Haven; Maria Alejandra Perrez Torres, also known as “Alej,” and “Alejandra Perez,” age 21, of Villalba, Puerto Rico. US Attorney Leonard Boyle said that…
CT Man Admits To Drug Charges After Search Uncovers Fentanyl, Heroin CT Man Admits To Drug Charges After Search Uncovers Fentanyl, Heroin
CT Man Admits To Drug Charges After Search Uncovers Fentanyl, Heroin A 38-year-old Connecticut man has admitted to multiple charges after a search of his storage unit uncovered firearms, fentanyl, cocaine, and heroin. New Haven County resident Lenwood Gatling, of Waterbury, pleaded guilty on Monday, May 2, to one count of possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, according to Leonard Boyle, United States attorney for the District of Connecticut. Between July and October of 2020, investigators found that Gatling used a storage unit he rented at a facility on Meriden Road in Water…
Police: Man Caught With Cocaine After Being Pulled Over In Fairfield County Police: Man Caught With Cocaine After Being Pulled Over In Fairfield County
Police: Man Caught With Cocaine After Being Pulled Over In Fairfield County A Northern Westchester man was charged after police said he was found in possession of cocaine during a traffic stop in Connecticut. An officer in Fairfield County pulled a vehicle over on New Norwalk Road in New Canaan after seeing that the driver wasn't wearing a seatbelt at about 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22, according to the New Canaan Police Department. During the traffic stop, police found that the driver, identified as 36-year-old Liandro Cardenas Avalos, of Pound Ridge, was in possession of cocaine, authorities said.  He was arrested and charged with possession of …
Fairfield County Man Charged With Manslaughter In Three Overdose Deaths, Police Say Fairfield County Man Charged With Manslaughter In Three Overdose Deaths, Police Say
Fairfield County Man Charged With Manslaughter In Three Overdose Deaths, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been charged in connection with three overdose deaths that happened in one day two years ago. Xavier Flores, age 38, of Norwalk, was arrested in Stamford on Wednesday, April 20 for the deaths which took place on Thursday, July 16, 2020. On July 16 around 9:13 a.m., Stamford Police were dispatched to a call of three unresponsive people in a blue Toyota Rav4 parked near St. Benedict Circle and Dale Street.  Firefighters and medics responded rapidly and used multiple doses of Narcan in an effort to revive the occupants, said Capt. Richard Conklin, of the Stamfo…
CT Man Sentenced For Distributing Heroin, Cocaine, Crack CT Man Sentenced For Distributing Heroin, Cocaine, Crack
CT Man Sentenced For Distributing Heroin, Cocaine, Crack A 33-year-old man has been sentenced for distributing heroin, cocaine, and crack cocaine in Connecticut. Darryl Russell, of New Haven, was sentenced on Monday, April 11, to 27 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, according to Leonard Boyle, United States attorney for the District of Connecticut. New Haven Police encountered James Lee on March 13, 2021, when he was sitting in a car that had fled police days prior, and police searched Lee's person and found $3,815 and $3,443 in the car, the DA's Office reported. Police also found heroin, crack cocaine, and coc…
CT Duo Accused Of Trafficking Massive Quantity Of Fentanyl CT Duo Accused Of Trafficking Massive Quantity Of Fentanyl
CT Duo Accused Of Trafficking Massive Quantity Of Fentanyl Two men are facing federal charges for allegedly trafficking a “massive” amount of narcotics in Connecticut that led to one of the state’s largest-ever one-time seizures of fentanyl, authorities announced. A federal grand jury in New Haven returned an eight-count indictment charging Erasmo Rosario-Hernandez, also known as “Wally Rosario,” age 38; and Wily Arias De La Cruz, age 38, who are both citizens of the Dominican last known to be living in Hartford, in connection with the distribution of fentanyl, heroin and crack cocaine. Rosario was also charged with a firearm offense for possessing…
Frantic 911 Calls Released After West Point Cadets Overdose At Spring Break Frantic 911 Calls Released After West Point Cadets Overdose At Spring Break
Frantic 911 Calls Released After West Point Cadets Overdose At Spring Break Two 911 calls just released revealed the chaotic moments after four West Point cadets overdosed on cocaine tainted with fentanyl during spring break in Florida. Two cadets reportedly remained hospitalized after the Thursday, March 10 incident, where four West Point students and one other person consumed the drugs, officials said. “We took some coke and we are not getting some responses right now,” an unidentified person told an emergency dispatcher, according to audio obtained by the Daily Mail. The nearly-five minute call begins with raised voices before the caller pleads, 'I'm sorry, I'm…
21-Year-Old Arrested In Connection To Spring Break Fentanyl Overdoses Of West Point Cadets 21-Year-Old Arrested In Connection To Spring Break Fentanyl Overdoses Of West Point Cadets
21-Year-Old Arrested In Connection To Spring Break Fentanyl Overdoses Of West Point Cadets An arrest has been made in connection to the overdoses of six male college students, including several West Point cadets, on spring break in Florida. Axel Giovany Casseus, age 21, was charged with trafficking cocaine of less than 200 grams, a first-degree felony, and burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, according to court records filed Saturday, March 12, the Miami Herald reported. Earlier report: West Point Cadets ID'd As Spring Breakers Who Overdosed, Report Says The six college students were reportedly hospitalized after being found inside a vacation rental home in Wilton Manors, Florid…
CT Man, Woman Nabbed For Trafficking Fentanyl, Cocaine, Feds Say CT Man, Woman Nabbed For Trafficking Fentanyl, Cocaine, Feds Say
CT Man, Woman Nabbed For Trafficking Fentanyl, Cocaine, Feds Say Two Connecticut residents were arrested and charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and fentanyl. Willie Franco, age 33, and 31-year-old Daniella Fox, both of New Haven, were both arrested on Monday, March 7, according to Leonard Boyle, United States attorney for the District of Connecticut. On Wednesday, March 2, investigators intercepted a USPS parcel containing about a kilogram of cocaine and a kilogram of fentanyl that was being sent to an address in East Haven associated with the two defendants, Boyle reported. Investigators also found other suspicious par…