SWAT Team Busts Down Door, Arrests Danbury Teen On Drug Charges

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DANBURY, Conn. -- The Danbury SWAT team broke down a fortified door of an apartment on Stevens Street and arrested an 18-year-old man on multiple drug charges, police said.

An investigation lasting several weeks found that Aaron Harris was selling illegal drugs out of his apartment at 46 Steven St., second floor, police said.

Search and seizure warrants were issued by the Connecticut Superior Court. The investigation revealed that Harris had security mechanisms in place that would alert him when someone arrived and his entry door was fortified to prevent entry, police said.

At 5:04 a.m. Friday, the investigating detectives, with the assistance of officers from the Community Conditions Unit, the Patrol Division and SWAT Team, executed the search warrants.

As a result of the fortification, monitoring devices and Harris's failure to allow police entry, the SWAT team had to force its way in, police said. As this was occurring, Harris intentionally attempted to destroy evidence, police said.

During the searches, Harris was found to be in possession of illegal drugs -- crack cocaine packaged for sale, police said. An audible alarm and surveillance cameras were found, and the entry door was fortified, police said.

Harris was arrested and transported to police headquarters. He was charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell less than a half ounce, possession of crack cocaine within 1,500 feet of a school/housing complex, possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a school/housing complex, interfering with a search warrant and destruction of evidence.

He was held on $50,000 bond.

The Special Investigations Division and the Community Conditions Unit conducted the investigation.

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