DANBURY, Conn. — Two men were arrested in a SWAT raid in Danbury that yielded cocaine and heroin last week, according to police.
Police began an investigation into residents of a second-floor apartment at 14 Division St. after citizens complained that illegal drugs were being sold from that location, according to police. After surveillance of the residence, police said that investigators detected activity consistent with drug trafficking, and a search and seizure warrant was issued for the apartment.
Police executed the warrant on Thursday afternoon, and said that because of the criminal history of the occupants seen frequenting the apartment and the possibility of firearms being present, the SWAT team was asked for assistance.
The regional SWAT team raided the apartment around 1:11 p.m. and detained nine occupants, including 61-year-old resident Raymond Henderson and 50-year-old Anthony "Lewis" Jones of Hospital Avenue in Danbury.
Police said that all the occupants were known drug users, including some with a history of drug sales, but Jones and Henderson were found to be in possession of packaged cocaine and heroin for sale. Police said that in addition to seizing the drugs, they also seized money from drug proceeds and drug paraphernalia.
Both were arrested and taken to Danbury Police Headquarters without incident. They were both charged with possession of drug paraphernalia within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, and possession of narcotics with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a school. Henderson was held on a $10,000 cash bond and Jones was held on a remand to custody and a $50,000 cash bond.
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