Connecticut State Police Make Arrest Related to Guns/Drugs/Cash Seizure in Bridgeport

This article was published on: 09/16/19 5:03 PM by Mike Minarsky

On September 3, 2019, Connecticut State Police detectives assigned to the Statewide Urban Violence Cooperative Crime Control Task Force (SUVCCCTF) and Statewide Narcotics Task Force (SNTF), assisted by members of the Bridgeport Police Department, executed a search warrant at 5 Cowles St. Apt. 23 in the City of Bridgeport. The search warrant was the result of information developed by State Police that the resident, Gregory Thompson, a convicted felon, had access to a firearm. In addition, it was known that Thompson was the subject of two active domestic- violence-related arrest warrants. As a result of the search warrant, State Police located and seized $3,810.00 in US Currency, numerous Oxycodone Hydrochloride pills, two AK47- type assault rifles with loaded 30-round magazines, and a pistol with three high-capacity magazines, one of which is a 50 round drum magazine. Thompson was transferred to the custody of Bridgeport Police for his outstanding domestic related-warrants. On September 16, 2019, at approximately 8:45 a.m., Gregory Thompson, date of birth 10/4/1976, was arrested by State Police SUVCCCTF detectives and charged with: Criminal Possession of a Firearm (three counts), Illegal Possession of an Assault Weapon (two counts), Illegal Possession of a High Capacity Magazine (five counts), Criminal Possession of Ammunition, Possession of Narcotics with Intent to Sell, Possession with Intent to Sell Within 1500 Feet of a School, and Risk of Injury to a Minor (two counts). Thompson was processed at Troop G in Bridgeport. Unable to post the court-set $500,000 bond, Thompson will be transferred to Bridgeport Superior Court for arraignment on these charges.

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