|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2010
On August 10, 2010 the CT State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force - South Central Field Office concluded an investigation with the execution of a Search & Seizure Warrant at a residence located on 24 Earl Street in New Haven, CT.
The Search Warrant was applied for after an extensive criminal investigation revealed that marijuana was being cultivated in and around the residence. Upon execution of the Search Warrant, Narcotics Detectives discovered that the basement had been converted into an indoor growing area for marijuana. The investigation resulted in the seizure of 42 marijuana plants, 408.2 grams of loose marijuana, 3 firearms, numerous growing lamps, ballasts and other equipment used in the cultivation of marijuana.
The homeowner was arrested on scene. The Statewide Narcotics Task Force is comprised of State Police Detectives, and Officers from New Haven, Orange, Woodbridge, and Cheshire.
SEIZED: 42 marijuana plants
408.2 grams of loose marijuana
numerous growing lamps, ballasts and other equipment used in the cultivation of marijuana
ACCUSED: Steven Lewis (DOB 03/04/59)
24 Earl Street New Haven
CHARGES: Possession Of Marijuana > 4 Ounces
Possession Of Marijuana Within 1500’ Of A School
Cultivation Of Marijuana
COURT DATE: August 11, 2010 at New Haven Superior Court
Anyone with information regarding any illegal narcotic activity in CT is asked to call the Statewide Narcotic Task Force, at (203) 630-5602 or the Anonymous Tip line at (800) 443-7847. All calls will remain confidential.
Lt. J. Paul Vance