WATERBURY, CT — Members of Waterbury Connecticut Police Department’s VICE and Street Crimes Unit made a major narcotics trafficking bust Wednesday following a surveillance operation on a local tire store which functioned as a “drug factory” for heroin and crack cocaine.
Officers seized 195 glassine folds containing heroin, approximately 1.5 pounds of marijuana packaged in various containers, crack cocaine (5.4 grams), packaging material and digital electronic scales, $3,214 in U.S. Currency and two loaded handguns.
As part of on-going investigation into the trafficking of narcotics, VICE investigators obtained a search & seizure warrant for 1559 North Main Street and set up surveillance.
Kendall Jordan, 28, of Waterbury was seen driving to the location of the search warrant in a Honda and then get out of his vehicle. At the time of this investigation, VICE investigators also had an active arrest warrant for Kendall Jordan for the felony sale of narcotics.
VICE and SCU officers executed the search and seizure warrant at the Mr. Tire Shop located at 1559 North Main Street.
Jordan was apprehended and taken into custody for the outstanding arrest warrant. Inside the location investigators located and detained two other individuals:
Xavier Vargas, 27, of 74 Jackson Street, New Rochelle, NY and Brian Dawson, 28, of Waterbury.
All three were detained without incident.
Jordan, Vargas and Dawson are all prohibited from possessing firearms.
“Based upon the evidence seized during the search warrant all three were charged with Possession of narcotics with intent to sell, Illegal possession near a school zone, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, operating a drug factory, criminal possession of a firearm/ammunition and criminal possession of a pistol or revolver and Illegal transfer pistol/revolver,” said Waterbury PD Spokesperson Lieutenant David Silverio.
The “drug factory” at 1559 North Main Street is about 4/10ths of a mile from the Jonathan Reed Elementary School located at 33 Griggs Street.
Dawson was processed and released on a PTA based upon his medical needs pending his arraignment in court/GA 4
Vargas was held on a $500,000 bond pending his arraignment in court/GA 4
Jordan was held on a total of $575,000 bonds pending his arraignment in court/GA 4