Drug investigators, with some help from a police dog, made a $33,000 marijuana bust in Milford on Thursday.
Police said they had been investigating Guiseppe Berardi, 28, of the Bronx, New York, since November for suspected drug trafficking and they arrested him just after 2 p.m. on Thursday.
Members of the Milford police department narcotics and vice unit as well as the Bridgeport Drug Enforcement Agency office have been working together on the case and investigators found Berardi on Thursday in Milford, police said.
With help from Cedar, of the Milford Police Department’s K9 unit, detectives found Berardi with around five pounds of high-grade marijuana, police said.
At another a location, detectives seized another six pounds of the same grade marijuana and a 9 mm firearm with ammunition. Together, the marijuana is estimated to be worth about $33,000 on the streets.
Berardi was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana within 1,500 feet of a school, operating a drug factory and criminal possession of a firearm.
Bond was set at $100,000.
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