STRATFORD - Two people are facing charges after police found drugs and a cache of weapons in a Bridgeport home, hidden in the room of a young child.
A drug investigation in Stratford led police to a home on Louisiana Avenue on Thursday where they arrested 26-year-old Joel Nelson and 27-year-old Tamara Robles. The Stratford Vice Unit served a search warrant where they found the alleged weapons cache, as well as a large amount of drugs. Police say they found close to 3,000 packets of heroin.
Police say the resulting seizure was one of their largest this year. Authorities say they found $59,000 worth of heroin,as well as assorted pills, marijuana and cocaine. They also found three shotguns, two handguns and an assault rifle with a bayonet attachment.
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The raid was the culmination of a monthlong investigation into complaints about drug activity in Stratford.
Both Robles and Nelson face multiple charges, including the sale of narcotics, possession of an assault weapon and risk of injury to a minor.
Only Nelson was charged with operating a drug factory. They are scheduled to appear in court next week.