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Trumbull Man Arrested After Cops Find Mushrooms, Pills In Westport Home

Ryan O'Keefe
Ryan O'Keefe Photo Credit: Westport Police Department

WESTPORT, Conn. -- A second person has been arrested in connection with a disturbance at a Westport home that led to the discovery of mushrooms, opiates and marijuana, according to police.

On April 11, police responded to a South Compo Road address on a report of a disturbance. The person calling said that they believed a person on their porch, later identified as 32-year-old Ryan O'Keefe of Trumbull, had come from across the street and appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance, police said.

When officers arrived, they found O'Keefe's friend, 32-year-old Joshua Lindwall of Stratford, who told police at the time that he was house sitting at a Gault Avenue home. Lindwall also appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and narcotics, police said.

Police said that based on the condition of the two men, officers checked the home to determine i anyone else was under the influence and needed medical attention. While checking the home, they found numerous bottles of alcohol, as well as several pill bottles containing Hydrocodone and Oxycodone on the dining room table, according to police. They also found a bag containing what appeared to be mushrooms, police said.

In all, officers seized two grams of marijuana, 14 grams of psilocybin (mushrooms) and three containers of prescription medications that belonged to the homeowner, police said.

Lindwall was arrested on Aug. 8 and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

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After learning that there was a warrant out for his arrest, O'Keefe turned himself in on Friday, Aug. 18. He was charged with possession of a hallucinogenic drug and released on a $10,000 bond. He was given a court date of Aug. 24.

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