A man in Connecticut is facing multiple criminal charges after being targeted in a month-long investigation by police. According to reports, the Bridgeport man's activities were being investigated by Connecticut State Police from Oct. 29 until he was finally taken into custody on Nov. 18. He was held on $450,000 bond.
The investigation into the accused man's activities allegedly led to the recovery of controlled substances, stolen weapons, a stolen car and $22,000 in cash. Police reportedly seized 19 pounds of marijuana, 220 pounds of synthetic marijuana, 22 pounds of synthetic narcotics and 96 packages of heroin. In addition to five stolen handguns, police discovered 187 rounds of ammunition. Police also seized chemicals used for the preparation of narcotics along with materials for packaging and distributing narcotics.
When the accused man was taken into custody, police claim that he was in possession of three different driver's licenses. The identification cards each had the accused man's picture, but they allegedly displayed different names and states. Police handed the man several different charges including possession of narcotics, operating a drug factory, criminal possession of a stun gun, theft of a firearm and forgery.
Someone facing a number of charges that have resulted from a police investigation and raid might want to speak with a criminal defense lawyer about possible defense strategies that could be employed. An attorney may begin by carefully studying the search warrant that was issued in case there are any mistakes that could render the document invalid. The behavior of police officers during the search and seizure may also be looked into in an effort to uncover any unlawful actions taken by authorities.
Source: WFSB, "Bridgport man facing numerous drug, firearm charges", Kaitlyn Naples, November 18, 2014