|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2010
TROOPERS, OFFICERS SEIZE WEAPONS
On January 5, 2010, the Statewide Narcotic Task Force-East Field Office and the New London Police Department conducted a joint investigation which lead to the execution of a narcotics-related search warrant at 48 Crystal Avenue, Apt. A23, in New London. This location is a federally-funded housing complex.
The investigation revealed that the accused was storing quantities of illicit narcotics within the residence and conducting ongoing narcotic transactions from this residence. Seized was: an amount of marijuana, items of drug paraphernalia & three loaded 9mm handguns (Berretta Elite2, Taurus PT92, Walther PPK).
The SNTF & New London Police Department has employed the assistance of the Connecticut State Police Firearms Unit and Forensic Laboratory to determine the origin and history of the seized handguns. The investigation continues.
ACCUSED: Shani THOMAS (DOB 12/17/1984)
48 Crystal Ave., Apt. A23
New London, CT
TOTAL BOND: $250,000.00 Cash/Surety
COURT DATE: January 5, 2010 at New London Superior Court
CHARGES: Poss. Marijuana
Poss. of Marijuana WITS w/in 1500’ Housing
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Criminal Poss. of Firearms by Convicted Felon (3 counts)
Altering Serial Number on Firearm
Anyone with information regarding any illegal narcotic activity in Eastern, CT is asked to call the Statewide Narcotic Task Force – East Field Office, at (860) 442-9491 or the Anonymous Tip line at (800) 443-7847. All call will remain confidential.
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