Convicted murderer arrested after drug raid at New Haven home

New Haven police say this money and these drugs were seized in a raid at 147 Lamberton Street on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. (Photo provided by David Hartman, New Haven Police Dept.)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A convicted murder was arrested Wednesday after police say 100 grams of cocaine and nearly $23,000 cash were found in a raid at his New Haven home.

According to authorities, officers found the drugs and cash when they raided 43-year-old Willie Harris Jr.’s home at 147 Lamberton Street around 10:30 a.m. They say officers also found “a small warehouse of potentially tens of thousands of dollars worth of suspect stolen electronics, power tools, beer, and other bulk items.”

“It was as if he was operating his own Walmart,” Officer Tommy Glynn said in a press release. “There were everything from packaged flat screen TVs to laundry detergent.”

Harris is charged with operating a drug factory, possession of narcotics with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a school, and possession of a controlled substance,

Officials say Harris spent 14 years behind bars after being convicted of murder in 1993.

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