Stratford police nabbed three people with drugs and a Glock 43 after receiving complaints from area residents.
The arrests stemmed from a stop/investigation of several individuals loitering on property belonging to the housing authority, said Stratford Police Capt. Frank Eannotti.
None of the men lived within the housing complex. Members of the Narcotic Unit approached the suspects based on complaints made by residents and they recognized some of the individuals who had been previously warned not to loiter on the property, Eannotti said.
During a search, officers found marijuana, prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia, and a pistol without a permit, he added.
Those arrested included Daemoni Brice, 18, of Stratford. He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal manufacture-distribution/sale of prescription drugs, distribution of a controlled substance, possession of a drug paraphernalia in a drug factory, carrying a pistol without a permit, weapons in a vehicle, simple trespass and theft of a firearm. He is being held on $75,000 and is scheduled to appear in court on July 13.
The 17-year-old juvenile driver was charged with simple trespass, weapons in a motor vehicle, carrying a pistol without a permit, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of drugs within 1,500 feet of a housing project, operating a drug factory and possession of drug paraphernalia. A second firearm was found under the driver's seat.
A third person, Dashaun Mitchell of Stratford, was also arrested based on an active re-arrest warrant issued for him by the court.
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