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Danbury police seize cocaine, heroin

October 21, 2016 GMT

DANBURY - Detectives with the police department’s Special Investigations Division took more than $31,000 of cocaine off the streets this week during a raid at a suspected dealer’s home.

According to a statement released by police Friday, detectives took Claudio Matrinez-Abreu into custody Thursday after searching both his car and his Ken Oaks home. Police said they found more than 25 ounces of cocaine with a street value of more than $31,000, a small quantity of heroin, brass knuckles and a loaded handgun.

“Once again we have our best officers out there working very hard to get the drug dealers off the streets,” said Mayor Mark Boughton. “This is a very significant arrest as well as a significant value of drugs that has been taken off the streets. The department does a great job every day for the citizens of our city.”

The investigation was based on a citizen complaint about drug trafficking in the area.

Matrinez-Abreu was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with the intent to sell, possession of weapon in a motor vehicle and negligent storage of a firearm. He was held on a $200,000 bond.

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