MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — A 28-year-old man was arrested for allegedly operating a drug factory out of his Middletown home.
On Friday, police executed a search warrant on a home on Plaza Drive and a 2013 Toyota Yaris, which belong to Michael Ortiz-Colon.
The search turned up nothing illegal on Ortiz-Colon or his car.
When officers searched the home, they found drugs, firearms, and money
Some of the found items include:
Inside a Union safe
- 56.4 grams of cocaine in a bag containing rice.
- $7,339 — $80 of which police said were a Narcotic Unit fund used during the purcahsed of narcotics.
- A bottle containing 23 Diazepam pills.
- Powered caffeine — used as a “cutting agent for cocaine.”
- Digital scale with cocaine residue on it.
- Four THC distillate cartridges.
- Several “Ziploc” style bags.
- A red and white plastic sieve.
In the rest of the home
- Several .22, 9mm, and .380 rounds.
- Smith and Wesson MP15-22 rifle.
- Dark Storm Industries rifle.
- Binder containing $95.
- White container containing powdered caffeine.
- Magazine for the .22 rifle, which as loaded with eight rounds.
- KAHR Arms handgun.
- Glock model 23.
The cocaine was valued for $5,640. Of the money found, $7,540 was suspected to be the proceeds of drug sales.
Based on the items found, police believe Ortiz-Colon was using the home to distribute cocaine.
He arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, prescription not in a container, possession with intent to sell over one ounce of cocaine, possession with intent to sell, possession of less than half-ounce of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and operating a drug factory.
He was booked under a $350,000 bond.