BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 40-year-old convicted felon who is suspected of trafficking heroin was busted Tuesday on multiple weapons and drug charges by the Statewide Urban Violence Cooperative Crime Control Task Force.
The task force executed three search warrants at 225 Hawley Ave., second floor, Bridgeport, as part of a heroin trafficking investigation involving Ramon Rosado, a convicted felon, Bridgeport Police Sgt. Amato said.
Police surveillance had been set up in the area near the Rosado’s residence, Amato said. He was spotted driving a 2002 Honda Civic on Hawley Street toward his home and was stopped by Task Force members, he said.
They seized six baggies of heroin (1.6 grams) from the vehicle and $486 in cash found in Rosado's possession, Amato said.
His girlfriend, a female neighbor and three children, ages 3, 4 and 10, were inside the residence when officers arrived with the search warrant, Amato said.
A search of the home turned up a small amount of marijuana and a drug scale as well as a stolen Ruger 9mm handgun with three high-capacity 17 round magazines loaded with a total of 43 live rounds, Amato said.
Rosado was arrested and processed at State Police Troop G in Bridgeport. The children were left with the mothers, who did not know that there was a gun in the residence, police said.
Rosado was charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell, criminal possession of firearm, criminal possession of high-capacity magazines, criminal possession of ammunition, illegal gun transfer, and risk of injury to minors.
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