STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
||Colonel Danny R. Stebbins|
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2013
STATEWIDE NARCOTICS TASK FORCE MAKES ARRESTS IN BRIDGEPORT
On 10/16/13, at approximately 11:45 a.m., the Statewide Narcotics Task Force (SNTF) Southwest Office with assistance from the Bridgeport Police Department SWAT and Tactical Narcotics Team (TNT), as well as personnel from Immigrations & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs & Border Patrol (CBP), executed a search warrant at 453 Hallett Street in Bridgeport. CBP provided aerial support for the operation.
The warrant was the result of controlled buys of heroin and ‘crack’ cocaine on various occasions from the residence. There were several individuals in and around the premises who were detained, including two who attempted to flee the scene.
SNTF arrested Noel Garcia (DOB: 10/07/94) of 174 Clarence St., Bridgeport, charging him with two counts of Sales of Narcotics and Interfering with Police. Also arrested was Carlos Gonzalez (DOB: 11/25/69) of 453 Hallett St., Bridgeport, for Violation of Probation. A search of the property resulted in the seizure of a small quantity of heroin and marijuana, numerous packaging materials and scales, as well as $710.00 in cash found on Garcia.
Personnel were simultaneously conducting surveillance of 767 Maple Street in Bridgeport, around the block from 453 Hallett Street when they arrested Guillermo Pagan (DOB: 06/05/82) outside his residence. SNTF held an arrest warrant for Pagan, charging him with four counts of Sales of Narcotics and Conspiracy to Commit Sales of Narcotics. SNTF then executed a search warrant at 767 Maple Street and seized a small quantity of heroin, packaging materials and scales. These warrants were the result of controlled buys of heroin from Pagan on various occasions from his residence. Pagan was additionally charged with Possession of Narcotics with Intent to Sell and Operating a Drug Factory.
Garcia and Pagan were transported to State Police Troop G for processing, while Gonzalez was transported to the Bridgeport Police Department. Garcia and Pagan were both held on a $100,000.00 surety bond, while Gonzalez was held on a $50,000.00 surety bond. All are scheduled to appear for arraignment on 10/17/13 at the Bridgeport Superior Court.