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Fairfield Police: Man's Leads Officers To 300 Bags Of Heroin

Christian Pichardo, 20, of Roslyn Terrace, Bridgeport, faces multiple drug charges.
Christian Pichardo, 20, of Roslyn Terrace, Bridgeport, faces multiple drug charges. Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- After busting a suspected drug dealer from Bridgeport on a warrant in the parking lot of a Fairfield clothing store, officers turned up 300 bags of heroin and $3,000 in cash during searches of two homes and a car, police said.

The arrest on Tuesday, March 31, came at the culmination of a “lengthy investigation,” police said Wednesday.

Officers stopped Christian Pichardo, 20, of Roslyn Terrace, in the Kohl’s parking lot at 290 Tunxis Hill Road, where they executed a search-and-seizure warrant on his motor vehicle, police said.

The investigation, executed by Fairfield Police’s Drug Squad, Detective Bureau, Special Services and Patrol Division, led officers to execute two more search-and-seizure warrants at two Bridgeport houses a short while later, police said.

Those two searches led to the discovery of about 300 bags of heroin, nearly $3,000 in cash and a loaded firearm missing its serial number, according to police.

Police said they believe Pichardo is involved in a heroin distribution operation working in and around Fairfield.

Pichardo was charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of narcotics 1,500 feet of a school and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. He was held on $100,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on April 10.

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