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Parole inspection leads to drug bust in Stamford

September 17, 2018 GMT

STAMFORD— An unannounced inspection of a parolee’s home in Stamford allegedly resulted in the seizure of 50 bags of crack and powder cocaine last week.

Capt. Richard Conkin said a parole officer was making an inspection of a home on Stillwater Avenue, when he noticed in plain view about 30 bags of what appeared to be crack cocaine in the residence of 62-year-old Ronald Smith.

Conklin said the parole officer was doing a home-visitation check just before 6 p.m. and Smith apparently allowed him in without taking care of a little housekeeping first. As the parole officer was walking through the home he noticed the bags of crack cocaine lying on a table.

The parole officer called police and a search of the premises allegedly turned up 37 bags of crack cocaine and 13 more bags of powder cocaine, Conklin said. Smith was charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell.

The parole officer issued an order to remand him to custody. At his arraignment on Friday, Judge Bruce Hudock raised Smith’s bond from $25,000 to $50,000.