Police said they seized 16 pounds of marijuana, plus packaging materials and cash during an arrest in a Fairfield County motel room.
In October last year, the Fairfield Police Department launched an investigation into allegations of drug sales in the area.
The investigation determined that the suspect, Tahj Wiley, 24, of Fairfield, was allegedly a part of a criminal organization involved in illegal activities including identity theft, credit card fraud, and narcotics distribution.
While continuing their investigation into Wiley, it was also determined that he was supplying and distributing marijuana and other drugs along with co-conspirators, and a warrant was issued for Wiley’s arrest.
On Wednesday, Feb. 12, Wiley was arrested in a parking lot on the Kings Highway Cutoff for forgery, illegal use of a payment card, two counts of identity theft, and larceny.
According to police, investigators discovered information that a drug distribution site was located in a nearby motel.
A search of the room in question led to the discovery of 16 pounds of marijuana, packaging materials, and an undisclosed amount of cash.
Wiley was additionally charged with the sale of one kilogram or more of cannabis and he was released on a $10,000 bond.
Following his release, Wiley allegedly made threats toward witnesses involved in the criminal investigation and he was wanted for threatening and intimidating a witness.
While making a court appearance on Wednesday, Feb. 19, Wiley was arrested for the threatening charge and is currently being held on a $100,000 bond.
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