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STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
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Connecticut State Police
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Connecticut State Police Patch
Dr. Dora B. Schriro
Commissioner
Colonel Alaric J. Fox
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


STATE POLICE DETECTIVES SEIZE NARCOTICS, FIREARMS
FOLLOWING BRIDGEPORT SEARCH WARRANT

            Bridgeport, CT. (July 13, 2016): State Police detectives from the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force arrested one person following a search and seizure warrant in Bridgeport.

            On July 13, 2016, at approximately 5:00 a.m., the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force (SNTF), with the assistance of the Bridgeport Police Emergency Services Unit, served a Search and Seizure Warrant at 28 Bell Street in Bridgeport.

            The warrant was the result of an investigation into the sale of prescription pills by Miriam Almourtada-Cotto.  Detectives conducted a search of the residence, which is located within 1500 feet of Harding High School, and located hundreds of prescription pills and a number of handguns and rifles.

            Almourtada-Cotto was taken into custody and transported to Troop G-Bridgeport where she was fingerprinted and photographed.  Almourtada-Cotto was released after posting bond pending her court date. on a $100,000.00 Non-Surety Bond and will appear at the Bridgeport Superior Court on July 27th, 2016.

            The investigation into the firearms continues.

Arrested:   Miriam Almourtada-Cotto (DOB 8/13/66)

                28 Bell St.

                Bridgeport, CT

Charges:     Sale of Narcotics,

                  Sale of a Controlled Substance,

                  Sale of Narcotics within 1500 feet of a School,

                  Possession of Narcotics with the Intent to Sell, and Not

                  Failure to Keep Prescriptions in their Proper Containers

Court:         Bridgeport Superior Court

                  July 27, 2016

Bond:         $100,000.00

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