MONROE, Conn. — The husband of a Stamford police officer was arrested on charges of selling drugs out of their Monroe home after a bust last week, police said.
Michael Pinto, 56, was arrested Friday, Aug. 18, after a joint investigation of the Stamford Police Department Narcotics Unit and the Monroe Police Department.
Officers armed with a search warrant went to Pinto's home at 17 Driftwood Road in Monroe and found cocaine packaged for sale, loose prescription medications, weapons, and cash, police said.
The Stamford Police Department Narcotics Unit had been working on an investigation into cocaine sales with connections to Monroe, Monroe Police Lt. Stephen Corrone said in a statement.
Through the investigation, officers uncovered a consistent delivery to Monroe and developed Pinto as a suspect, he said.
"He was believed to be selling the cocaine out of his Driftwood home," Corrone said. Based upon this information, a search warrant was obtained to search Pinto’s residence for evidence.
Pinto was charged with two counts of failure to keep drugs in original container and two counts of possession of narcotics with intent to sell.
He was released on $20,000 bond for an appearance on Aug. 25 at Bridgeport Superior Court.
His wife is Sgt. Jennifer Pinto, a 28-year veteran of the Stamford Police Department, according to the Connecticut Post.
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