STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
|Dr. Dora B. Schriro|
Colonel Alaric J. Fox
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.
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