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Cops Seize Eight Pounds of Marijuana in Stamford

John Nickerson | May 13, 2020 | 0 0

STAMFORD — A two-month investigation culminated in the arrest of a Stamford man along with the seizure of eight pounds of marijuana and $2,000 in cash, police said Tuesday.

The man at the center of the investigation, Cabrini Barnes, 30, of Webster Road was charged Friday with possession of over a kilo of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, operating a drug factory and risk of injury to a child, police said.

He was released that same day after posting $50,000 court appearance bond.

The arrest took place on Ursula Place at about 6 p.m. Friday, Capt. Richard Conklin said. Officers in the Narcotics and Organized Crime squad had followed Barnes after putting him under surveillance at his home earlier that day, Conklin said.

While following Barnes late that afternoon, officers watched has he exited 153 Ursula Place while carrying a brown grocery bag and got into another car, Conklin said. 

When Barnes got out of the car, he did not have the bag, Conklin said. The officers rushed the car and found a pound of marijuana inside, he said.

They then searched 153 Ursula Place, the home of Barnes’ female cousin, and found an additional seven pounds of marijuana packaged in various amounts for sale, Conklin said.

Police also found nearly 50 THC vaping cartridges labeled “Girl Scout Cookie” and “Wedding Cake,” Conklin said.

When they searched Barnes, they seized $2,000 in cash, Conklin said. Inside the apartment they found cartons of baggies, scales and plastic heat sealers — items used in drug sales, he said.

Barnes admitted that he had possession of the marijuana in the city-owned Section 8 apartment. The arrest was reported to city authorities. The woman in the apartment also owned a large pit bull, which appeared to have the run of the premises, Conklin said.

“It was pretty horrendous living conditions. The dog had relieved itself throughout the house and it had not been cleaned up in some time,” Conklin said. “They were very unhealthy conditions.”

The health department was notified as was the state Department of Children and Families, Conklin said.

 

Sources

Nickerson, John. "Cops Seize Eight Pounds of Marijuana in Stamford." StamfordAdvocate. Stamford Advocate, 12 May 2020. Web. 13 May 2020.

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