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NEW CANAAN, Conn. — An Easton man has been arrested on charges of being intoxicated and carrying a loaded handgun while trying to check into Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan.

Stephen G. Raymond, 48, of Blanchard Road, appeared at the Valley Road hospital Dec. 13, New Canaan police said. In the course of being admitted, he acknowledged that he was carrying a Ruger .380, officers said. They said Raymond appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs and was later taken to Norwalk Hospital for evaluation.

Police got a search warrant, and a blood test subsequently showed that Raymond had alcohol in his system. He was picked up by state police last Wednesday and turned over to New Canaan officers. He was charged with having a firearm in his possession while intoxicated and held on $10,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Feb. 14.

In other police news:

• A 16-year-old New Canaan girl was issued an infraction Saturday on a charge of possession of alcohol by a minor. Police said the girl was staying at someone else’s home on Oak Street while her parents were out of town. She and four other teens were going to the movies but returned to the Oak Street home. Police said five people were present at a party at the home, including three 15-year-olds and one 14-year-old.

• Police charged a 17-year-old Hampton Lane boy with possession of narcotics by way of a youthful offender Friday. Police said the boy’s father contacted them because he suspected his son had drugs and was behaving erratically. Police found that the boy had heroin. His name was not released because of his age. He was taken to Norwalk Superior Court for a hearing.

• New Canaan police were investigating a suspected fraud involving a prescription medication. They said a New Canaan woman went to the CVS Pharmacy on Saturday to pick up a prescription and was told it had already been picked up at a CVS store in Texas. Police said the woman’s ex-husband lives in Dallas and is under court order not to contact the woman.

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