Man arrested for guns months after raid
PUTNAM — An incarcerated man was arrested by state police Friday for guns seized during a search in January.
According to a post on the Connecticut State Police Facebook page, on Jan. 16, about 6:45 p.m., members of state police Troop D, Putnam Police Department, and Officers assigned to the Danielson Probation Office executed a narcotics related search and seizure warrant located at a School Street address in Putnam.
The search warrant was obtained after a lengthy investigation revealed that the residence was being utilized to sell fentanyl, heroin, and crack cocaine. While executing the search warrant, approximately 183.4 grams of fentanyl/ heroin; 58.5 grams of crack cocaine packaged for sale and $5,318 dollars in U.S. Currency was seized. As a result of the investigation Melissa Carroll, 30, was taken into custody for possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, operating a drug factory and failure to keep narcotics in the original container.
During the search, task force personnel conducted a systematic search of the attic and found seven firearms — two rifles, three shotguns, one revolver, and one Bushmaster AR 15 rifle with laser sight — as well as high capacity magazines and ammunition.
A separate investigation was then conducted which found that a fellow tenant, Daniel Carroll, 33, who was presently incarcerated at Corrigan Correctional Institute in Uncasville, concealed numerous firearms in the attic prior to his arrest. As a result of the investigation, an arrest warrant was submitted and granted for Carroll. Carroll on Friday when he appeared in court for another matter and charged with three counts of criminal possession of a firearm and held on a $75,000 dollar cash/surety bond.