Police seize pellet guns and drugs while serving warrant in Meriden

Police seize pellet guns and drugs while serving warrant in Meriden

A Meriden man is facing charges after police say they served a search warrant Monday at his Park Street residence and found drugs, pellet guns and money. Police said neighbors reported drug activity in the area.

Jeff Kurtz, 48, of 80 Park St., was charged Monday with possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell, operating a drug factory, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance near a school zone. He was initially held in lieu of $250,000 bond and was issued a court date of Jan. 19, according to police.

On Monday, in Kurtz’ residence police found heroin, crack, and pills, along with two pellet guns and other paraphernalia, states a post to the Meriden Police Department Facebook page. Also, $3,100 were seized.

Kurtz was arrested in his home and also charged with second-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace stemming from an incident last year.

On Aug. 5, Kurtz pleaded guilty to possession of narcotics, a charge which arose from his arrest in Meriden on June 27, according to court records. He was sentenced to a three-year suspended prison sentence and three years conditional discharge. On Aug. 21, he was arrested once again in Meriden and charged with sixth-degree larceny. He pleaded guilty on Sept. 21 and was sentenced to a 90-day suspended prison sentence and one-year conditional discharge, according to court records.

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