Major drug bust in central Connecticut leads to two arrests, seizure of fentanyl and cocaine

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SHELTON — A collaborative investigation by local and federal agencies into a spike in overdoses in central and southern Connecticut has culminated in the arrest of two brothers and the seizure of significant quantities of drugs and cash.

The Shelton Police Department, working with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Haven District Office Task Force and the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force, launched an inquiry in January after noticing an alarming increase in overdoses along the Route 8 corridor.

Detectives from the Shelton Police’s plainclothes division swiftly pinpointed Ronshen Majors and Devone Majors as the main suppliers of narcotics to clients in several cities, including Shelton, Ansonia, Derby, Naugatuck, and Waterbury.

Undercover operations facilitated multiple controlled purchases of narcotics from the Majors brothers, while law enforcement also conducted surveillance of their residences and observed drug transactions.

The joint operation on March 21 led to the arrests of Ronshen and Devone Majors in Naugatuck and Ansonia, respectively.

Search warrants were executed at both of their Naugatuck residences, leading to the confiscation of two 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees, around $100,000 in cash suspected to be proceeds from illegal narcotics sales, approximately 50 grams of purple fentanyl, and about 100 grams of cocaine base.

This significant bust is part of an ongoing investigation, with authorities indicating that further arrests may be forthcoming.

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