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Connecticut police arrest 2 for drugs and handgun in hotel room

Police discovered drugs, a semi-automatic handgun and $4,200 cash in a Norwich hotel room on Sept. 9 and arrested two men. The drugs included cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana. Police say that they also found cutting agents, scales and packaging materials in the hotel room.

Police received tips from the public of drug activity at that location and searched the room as a result. They stated that the total value of all of the confiscated drugs was over $60,000.

They arrested a 24-year-old New Haven man and a 34-year-old Norwich man, charging both with operating a drug factory, possession of cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana with intent to sell, and criminal possession of a handgun. The police held both men in jail on $250,000 bonds and schedule them for court the next day.

When facing drug charges such as this, it is important that the people who are accused remember their rights. If any involved party makes a statement about the case to the police, even if the statement seems harmless, that information could help the prosecution when they are building their case.

In many cases involving drugs, the officers may have performed a search without a warrant. Though this is permissible in some situations, a criminal defense attorney may be able to prove that the search did not meet the criteria. If an attorney could prove that the search was illegal, then the prosecution would not be able to use the illegally seized drugs as evidence in court.

Source: The Norwich Bulletin, "Norwich police arrest 2, seize $60K worth of assorted drugs, gun, cash," Adam Benson, Sept. 9, 2014

Source: NBC Connecticut, "2 charged after drugs, handgun found in Norwich hotel roomq", September 09, 2014

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