Law enforcement: 2 arrested on drug charges just after raid of Stamford condominium
STAMFORD — A Soundview Avenue few ended up arrested on drug possession rates after an early morning raid at their East Aspect apartment on Wednesday, police reported.
Jackie Gant, 45, and Christina Othello, 45, had been each individual billed with possession of narcotics, sale of certain unlawful medicines, possession of a lot less than 4 ounces of marijuana, sale of a controlled material, running a drug factory and conspiracy to dedicate each of people offenses, law enforcement reported. The two were being released immediately after signing a penned guarantee to show up in court, police claimed.
Attempts to access the two by telephone had been unsuccessful, and it could not be determined no matter if they experienced hired attorneys to stand for them in court docket.
Law enforcement officers in the Narcotics and Structured Crime squad, uniformed officers and a K-9 officer raided the couple’s Soundview Avenue condominium at about 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, Capt. Richard Conklin said.
Within the residence, the responding officers allegedly located 22 grams of crack cocaine, 4.4 grams of powder cocaine, 91 grams of cannabis, 30 Oxycodone supplements and about $1,400 in cash together with scales and drug-packaging devices, Conklin said.
The look for came immediately after a two-week investigation done immediately after officers identified the two have been offering several road medications, Conklin stated.
In early 2019, Othello was charged by Norwalk police with next-degree larceny for allegedly stealing about $7,000 from an aged male to whom she was supplying stay-in guidance. Court docket documents point out that Othello may well be taking part in a courtroom diversionary application to erase a second-diploma larceny cost in that circumstance and is owing back again in court on Jan. 11.
Othello’s arrest this week may well place her participation in the diversionary software in jeopardy for the reason that judges routinely alert defendants that foreseeable future arrests would disqualify them from the program.