BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Police have arrested a Bridgeport man after a huge bust where they found narcotics, guns and stolen property.
On Friday afternoon, members of the Connecticut State Police Gang Unit Task Force, Bridgeport Police Department, FBI Safe Streets Task Force, and the ATF Task Force executed two search and seizure warrants at a Wilmot Avenue multi-family residence.
As a result of the search, officials located and seized the following items:
- Over $7,000 cash
- 7 guns, 3 of which were reported stolen
- A high-capacity 30 round magazine
- Two scales
- 125.5 grams of crack cocaine
- 110.9 oz of suspected liquid Codeine
- 120 grams of marijuana
- A 2009 Toyota Avalon
- A 2011 DIX 113 motorcycle
- An unidentified brand dirt bike
- Several ID cards and documents
- Three power washers
- Four chainsaws
- Four grass trimmers
- Four leaf blowers
- A Simplicity snow blower
- A generator
Police say that the guns seized included two Glock handguns, a sawed-off shotgun, an Inner Arms .38 revolver, a Phoenix Arms .25 caliber pistol, a Rino Calesi . 25 pistol, and a Charter Arms revolver.
The investigation was initiated following numerous shootings in the East end of Bridgeport over the past year. Throughout the investigation, officials say they found that a vacant house on Wilmot Ave. was being occupied by known gang members.
Police say the gang members took control of the house and were running an illegal narcotics operation out of it. Police say stolen property was also being accepted as a trade for the narcotics.
Police identified 33-year-old Yero Walker of Bridgeport as the owner of the Toyota and say he was selling narcotics out of the Wilmot Ave. home. Walker was arrested and given a laundry list of charges:
- 7 counts of criminal possession of a firearm
- Criminal possession of ammunition
- Possession of sawed-off shotgun
- Weapons in a motor vehicle
- Possession of a high capacity magazine
- 3 counts of theft of firearm
- Possession of narcotics
- Possession with intent to sell
- Possession within 1,500-feet of a school zone
- Operating a drug factory
He is being held on $500,000 and is due in court on February 8.