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Bridgeport Police Help Take Down Branford Heroin Dealer

Ryan Patton was busted by a statewide task force including Bridgeport police for running a drug factory and possession of guns. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police/Facebook
A statewide task force including state troopers and Bridgeport police busted a Branford man for possession of heroin and firearms. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police/Facebook

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Bridgeport police officers worked as part of the Statewide Urban Violence & Cooperative Crime Control Task Force that arrested a Branford Man accused of operating a drug factory and on weapons charges after serving a search warrant at his home.

The task force executed the warrant at the home of Ryan Patton, 33, at the Branford Hills Condo complex, following a months-long investigation into the sale of heroin by Patton, police said.

During the raid, detectives seized 103 baggies of heroin (25 Grams), 21.3 grams of hard-packed/uncut heroin, drug paraphernalia and packaging materials which are all the components of a drug factory, $835.00 in cash, a loaded .45 caliber Ruger semi-auto pistol and ammunition, a .22 caliber pellet-gun/rifle as well as a facsimile pistol, according to police.

Patton is a convicted felon who is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition. When arrested, he was also in possession of 50 baggies of heroin, police said.

He was charged with operating a drug factory, possession of narcotics with intent to sell; possession of narcotics over one ounce, criminal possession of firearms, possession of ammunition and illegal transfer of firearms. He was released on $100,000 bail.

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