Two men facing drug and weapons charges after mobile drug factory discovery in Clinton

Grady Studdard (left) and John Marquis (right) (Photo: Clinton Police Department)

CLINTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Two men are facing charges after Clinton Police say they discovered a mobile drug factory inside the duo’s vehicle.

According to police, just after 12 noon on Monday, officers responded to the area of Cream Pot Road after receiving a report of a suspicious vehicle and a trespassing complaint.

Police say they located the suspicious vehicle and detained the occupants.

A search of the vehicle revealed a quantity of U.S. currency, cocaine, heroin, pills, and other items the police say are typically consistent with a mobile drug factory.

Officers also discovered two .177 caliber air pistols, a .177 caliber air rifle, and burglary tools.

Police arrested 27-year-old John Marquis of New Haven and 27-year-old Grady Studdard of East Haven.

Marquis is facing charges of Illegal Possession of Narcotics, Illegal Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in a Drug Factory Situation, and Possession of Burglar’s Tools and Weapons in a Motor Vehicle, among other charges. He is being held on a $25,000 bond.

Studdard is facing charges of Illegal Possession of Narcotics and Illegal Possession of Narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school. He is being held on a $10,000 bond.