Waterford police seize drugs, firearm in residential raid

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WATERFORD — A months-long investigation by the Waterford Police Department culminated in a narcotics raid on April 11, leading to the arrest of a local resident and the seizure of various illegal substances and a firearm, authorities said.

According to a press release from the Waterford Police Department, the department’s Investigative Services Division executed a search warrant at a residence located at 20 Wild Rose Avenue.

The operation was part of an investigation into suspected drug activity at the address.

During the search, officers confiscated fentanyl, cocaine, marijuana, and psilocybin mushrooms, along with drug packaging materials, scales, and a gun without a serial number.

Additionally, $4,638 in cash was seized.

Jordan Strickland, 28, of the raided address, faces multiple charges including risk of injury to a minor, possession of a firearm without a serial number, possession of controlled substances such as cocaine and fentanyl, intent to sell various narcotics, operating a drug factory, and possession of drug paraphernalia in a drug factory situation.

Strickland was also charged with possession within 1500 feet of a school.

Following the arrest, Strickland was processed and released on a $100,000 bond.

A court date has been set for April 23 at the G.A. 10 New London court.

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