Police: Brothers supplied narcotics that led to an increase in overdoses along Route 8

Shelton police say plainclothes officers identified brothers Ronshen and Devone Majors as the primary sources of narcotics for numerous customers in Shelton, Ansonia, Derby, Naugatuck and Waterbury.

Rose Shannon

Mar 22, 2024, 4:35 PM

Updated 26 days ago

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Two brothers from Naugatuck are accused of supplying narcotics that resulted in a significant surge of overdoses along the Route 8 corridor.
Shelton police, the Drug Enforcement Administration New Haven District Office Task Force and the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force launched an investigation in January into the increase in overdoses along the highway in central and southern Connecticut.
Police say plainclothes officers identified brothers Ronshen and Devone Majors as the primary sources of narcotics for numerous customers in Shelton, Ansonia, Derby, Naugatuck and Waterbury.
Police then began to conduct multiple controlled narcotics purchases.
They were also surveilled at their homes, stash locations and during drug transactions.
An operation involving Shelton police, DEA's New Haven District Office, CSP Statewide Narcotics Task Force and Naugatuck Police Department led to the arrest Thursday of Ronshen and Devone Majors in Naugatuck and Ansonia.
Two search warrants were executed at each of the brothers' residences.
Police say their operation led to the seizure of two 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees, close to $100,000 in suspected illegal narcotics proceeds, approximately 50 grams of fentanyl and approximately 100 grams of cocaine base.
The brothers currently are not facing any charges.
Police say the investigation is ongoing, and further arrests are anticipated.


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