Three people arrested in Bridgeport after long term drug investigation

From left: Jamel Jacobs, Joel Jean, and Scott Similien. (Photo: Bridgeport Police)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Three people were arrested and charged after a multi-agency heroin investigation was done.

Police said Joel Jean and Scott Similien were apprehended Wednesday by members of the Bridgeport Police Narcotic Division and Darien Police Department S.E.U. during a motor vehicle stop.

Police said 29-year-old Jean was found distributing large quantities of heroin throughout Bridgeport and lower Fairfield County. Search and seizure warrants were obtained for Jean’s 2004 Honda Accord and his home at 127 Hansen Avenue in Bridgeport.

Police said they witnessed Jean’s vehicle as a mode of transportation of heroin and secured an arrest warrant for Jean charging him with a substantiated count of sale of narcotics. During the search, Police seized approximately 400 bags of heroin, two pounds of marijuana, scales, drug packaging materials, a pump action shotgun, two loaded semi-automatic pistols, assorted ammunition and over $3,000 in proceeds from narcotic sales.

Jean faces multiple charges including criminal attempt at sale of narcotics, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of narcotics with intent to sell and operating a drug factory. He was charged separately with the arrest warrant for one count of sale narcotics that was attached with a court set bond of $250,000. Jean will be sent back into custody because he was on parole when stopped in the traffic stop.

Similien was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and criminal attempt at sale of narcotics. Similien was held in lieu of $50,000 pending his arraignment in court according to police.

Police tell News 8 Jamel Jacobs, who also lived at the same residence of Jean, was arrested after he arrived on scene as police were conducting their search. Jacobs had provided a combination to a safe located inside where police found 2 pounds of marijuana. He was charged with possession of over four ounces of marijuana, operating a drug factory and was held in lieu of $50,000.

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