PD seize drugs, weapons in Naugatuck raid that sent school in lockdown; one suspect in custody, other hospitalized

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NAUGATUCK, Conn. (WTNH) — A state police search for narcotics at a home on Carroll Street in Naugatuck turned into a foot chase Thursday morning, causing a temporary lockdown at a nearby preschool.

The lockdown at Central Avenue School has since been lifted, according to the Naugatuck school superintendent’s office.

State police said the Statewide Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at a home on Carroll Street early Thursday morning. State police said the Taskforce seized multiple firearms, cocaine, and narcotics.

The two suspects were not home at the time the warrant was executed, but the task force found two children in the home. Those two children were taken into DCF custody.

The suspects drove by the home after the task force completed the search. Troopers said the man driving in the vehicle was in violation of a full protective order with the woman in the passenger seat.

Troopers said the two suspects did not follow Naugatuck police’s commands to stop; they instead pulled into a driveway and ran off.

Police recovered the weapon and narcotics that witnesses saw the man throw while running. The task force found the man hiding with a leg injury, and he was transported to the hospital. The task force is seeking an arrest warrant for the man for numerous charges.

The woman was taken into custody and transported to State Police Troop I. She is facing the following charges:

  • Possession of Cocaine
  • Possession of Narcotics in a School Zone
  • Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Deliver
  • Operating a Drug Factory
  • Two counts of Risk of Injury and Interfering

This investigation is active and ongoing. Police said there is no threat to the community.

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