Five arrested in Stamford raid, cops seize three guns
STAMFORD — Three men and two juveniles were arrested following a raid in the South End that capped a weeks-long investigation into crack cocaine dealing and weapons possession.
Capt. Richard Conklin said two semiautomatic firearms and a BB-gun replica of a Glock semiautomatic pistol were seized in the action.
Conklin said officers in the Narcotics and Organized Crime squad executed arrest and search warrants at 71-6 and 59-2 Ludlow Street on the afternoon of May 26 after seeing their suspects on the street flashing weapons.
Seized in the operation was a stolen Jimenez Arms .380-caliber semiautomatic pistol loaded with three bullets. and a Colt 1911, .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol with its serial number filed off, Conklin said.
A BB gun with a laser sight made to look like a Glock 17 semiautomatic pistol also was seized, Conklin said.
Narcotics and Organized Crime officers made crack cocaine buys from the individuals prior to moving in with the warrants, police said.
“This was an ongoing investigation due to complains from the community about drug sales and weapons being displayed,” Conklin said. “This is very good work from the Narcotics and Organized Crime squad for arresting these people and we will continue to follow up on this activity.”
Daiquan Hall, 18, of Ludlow Street, was charged with two counts of the sale of illegal drugs and conspiracy to commit drug sales and was released after posting a $25,000 court appearance bond.
Jakai Floyd, 18, of Ludlow Street, was charged with two counts of the sale of illegal drugs, conspiracy to commit selling drugs, altering a pistol’s serial numbers, stealing a firearm, possession of narcotics and improper storage of firearms when children are present. He was held in lieu of a $100,000 court appearance bond.
Maxwell Williams, 21, of Ludlow Street, was charged with interfering with police and carrying a dangerous weapon. He was released after posting a $10,000 court appearance bond.
The juveniles were charged with sale of narcotics, possession of narcotics and interfering with police and were released into the custody of their parents.