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.