Cromwell Police Seize Drugs, Guns, and Cash

Authorities responded to a medical call and stumbled upon drugs, guns, and cash.

By Debra Bogstie
|  Friday, Jan 4, 2013  |  Updated 11:34 PM EDT
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Authorities responded to a routine medical call on Thursday and ended up seizing drugs, guns, cash, and much more.

Debra Bogstie and Thomas Kienzler

Authorities responded to a routine medical call on Thursday and ended up seizing drugs, guns, cash, and much more.

Cromwell police responded to a routine medical call and ended up seizing drugs, guns, and cash from the home.

When officers arrived at 4 McDonald Avenue on Thursday afternoon, they discovered Michael Marotta, 28, was in possession of prescription medication that did not belong to him.

After obtaining a search warrant, authorities also found $34,000 worth of cocaine, $2385 in cash, three handguns, three shotguns, two rifles, a taser and thousands of round of ammunition, according to police.

Authorities also found supplies used for the manufacturing, packaging, and transportation of narcotics, according to police.

"It's really disturbing.  I mean, you don't know who lives near you," said one neighbor who asked not to be identified.

Police arrested Marotta and charged him with operating a drug factory, illegal possession, possession with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana.

He was arraigned on the charges Friday in Middletown Superior Court, according to police.

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