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New Britain Man Accused Of Operating 'Drug Factory'

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A New Britain man is being accused of operating a drug factory among other charges following an arrested earlier this month.

On Thursday, Oct. 15, New Britain Police arrested Travon Shirley, 25, of Church St., on the charges of:

- Interfering with an officer/resisting

- Interfegins with a search

- Tampering with physical evidence

- Possession of controlled substance at or greater than half an ounce of cannabis

- Possesion with intent to sell/dispense narcotic

- Operation of a drug factory

- Use of drug paraphernalia

- Carrying a pistol with a permit

- And Illegal possession of large magazine obtained before April 5, 2013, police said.

Shirley was held on a $350,000 bond and has been released from custody, according to Connecticut court records. Shirley is due back in court on Friday, Oct. 30. He has not entered a plea at this time. If found guilty on the drug factory charge, Shirley faces up to 30 years in prison.

Shirley is also facing charges related to a separate arrest in December of 2019. In that case, Shirley has pled not guilty to charges of drug possession and driving under the influence, according to court records.

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