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Drugs, weapons seized during Danbury Police narcotics sale investigation

Over 500 bags of fentanyl has been seized as part of a narcotics investigation in Danbury. Detectives launched a several month long investigation into illegal drug sales and carried out search warrants yesterday. 39-year old Joel Albarran, a convicted drug dealer, was known to members of the Special Investigations Division. 

Police approached the man as he went into his Wooster Street apartment yesterday morning. 

In addition to the fentanyl, Police found 30 grams of crack, over 100 grams of cocaine, and pills.  Detectives also found and seized a 357. Magnum handgun, a Kel-Tec rifle, a loaded sawed-off shotgun, and a loaded 9mm ghost gun.  Packaging materials, an electronic scale and $4,885 in cash were also seized. 

Albarran was held on $250,000 bond.  He was charged with three counts of possession with intent to sell over ½ ounce of crack/cocaine, over 1 ounce of opioid, 4 counts of possession of a controlled substance within 200 feet of public housing, 4 counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell prescription narcotics, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, two counts of criminal possession of a pistol or revolver, possession of a sawed-off shotgun, and three counts of criminal possession of a firearm/ammo.

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