Police seize $50,000 worth of heroin
Milford police seized heroin with a street value of $50,000 from an Old Gate Lane hotel room Wednesday.
The Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division and Tactical Unit responded Wednesday to a hotel at 291 Old Gate Lane regarding narcotics found inside a room.
Police said several people had rented a hotel room and checked out on June 27. Hotel employees were cleaning the room when they discovered narcotics inside and notified police.
Investigators seized 3.5 ounces of heroin and 508 packaged wax folds of heroin totaling 7.6 ounces. A portion of the heroin was still in a solid form and had not been broken down into a powder form, police said.
In addition, various packing materials, cutting agents, strainers and scales commonly used for the packaging and resale of heroin were found inside the room.
While police were at the hotel, the people who had been staying in the room returned, asking to rent the same room that they had been previously staying in.
Police took the three meninto custody. They are Curran Lake, 20, of New Haven and David Jefferson, 19, of Bridgeport. Both were charged with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with the intent to sell, operating a drug factory and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A third man, Sean Reid, 26, of Bridgeport, was charged with conspiracy to possess narcotics, conspiracy to possess narcotics with the intent to sell, conspiracy to operate a drug factory and conspiracy to possess drug paraphernali.
Lake, Jefferson and Reid were all held on $250,000 bonds and were expected to be arraigned Thursday at Milford Superior Court. Lake was also found to be in violation of his parole conditions and remanded to police custody by the State of Connecticut Parole Office.