Wallingford police: Meriden man found with guns, drugs after officers serve search warrant

Wallingford police: Meriden man found with guns, drugs after officers serve search warrant



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WALLINGFORD — A Meriden man faces charges after Wallingford police seized two firearms, cocaine, and $1,000 cash while serving a search warrant at his home Wednesday.

Joshua Gonzalez, 23, of 3 Foster Court, was charged with risk of injury to a minor, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, criminal possession of a pistol, first-degree forgery, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Over the last several months, members of the Wallingford police narcotics unit investigated Gonzalez, a Meriden resident, on suspicion of selling crack cocaine in town, Lt. Michael Colavolpe said. Police served the search warrant with assistance from Meriden police SWAT officers. 

Police found two semi-automatic pistols, about half an ounce of cocaine, a cutting agent, a digital scale, and packaging for heroin, Colavolpe said. Police also discovered about $1,000 in cash and numerous counterfeit $100 bills. Four young children, including a 2-month-old infant, were inside the home at the time.

Gonzalez has previous convictions for drug offenses and is prohibited from possessing firearms. 

Gonzalez was held on $500,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Aug. 15. 


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