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Undercover Shelton Officers Arrest Two, Retrieve Drugs, Gun

Ricardo Llera Photo Credit: Shelton Police
Erminia Leite Photo Credit: Shelton Police

SHELTON, Conn. — Undercover officers arrested two Shelton residents on drug and weapons charges after they witnessed a hand-to-hand drug transaction downtown in the commuter parking lot at Canal and Cornell streets Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Officers found several individually wrapped bags of marijuana, several loose pills and a semi-automatic handgun in the 2:30 p.m. arrest, police said.

Ricardo Llera, 21, of Shelton was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, sale of a controlled substance, illegal possession and failure to keep drug in original container. He was held on $250,000 bond and will appear at Derby Court on Thursday.

Erminia Leite, 19, of Shelton, who was the driver of the vehicle that Llera was in, was charged with conspiracy to commit sale of a controlled substance. She was released on a promise to appear and given a court date of Feb. 10 at Derby Court.

Sean Kellet, 21, of Shelton was issued an infraction ticket on a charge of possession of less than four ounces of marijuana and released at the scene.

Shelton Police said they were continuing to be proactive in investigating drug dealing and are asking anyone with any information to contact the department at 203-924-1544. Calls will be kept confidential. 

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