The New Milford Police Department working closely with the Connecticut State Police have arrested an alleged known town drug dealer and have charged him with operation of a drug factory.

After a long investigation into the distribution of narcotics, specifically crack cocaine, New Milford Police worked closely with the Connecticut State Police Narcotics Task Force and executed a search warrant at this person's home at 568 Danbury Road on Wednesday. February 23.

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According to the New Milford Police Department's Facebook page, the investigation of the residence, turned up numerous drugs including over 155 grams of marijuana, 6.6 grams of crystal meth, numerous pain pills, and a fully loaded Smith and Wesson 9 millimeter pistol with an extended magazine.

The suspect arrested was identified as 38-year-old James Anderson, who already has a criminal record, in fact he is a convicted felon and is currently on parole. He was charged by police with operation of a drug factory, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell, criminal possession of a firearm, alteration of firearm identification and criminal possession of ammunition.

Because of all the charges and the fact that Anderson has a previous criminal record and was currently on parole, he was arrested and was held on $500,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in Torrington Superior Court.

New Milford Police Chef Spencer Cerruto was quick to commend the department and the Connecticut State Police team for the arrest, citing the communities zero tolerance policy for drug dealers.

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