Gang Member, 2 Others Busted in Bridgeport

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014  |  Updated 6:17 PM EDT
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Gang Member, 2 Others Busted in Bridgeport

Bridgeport Police Department

George Smith, Conta-Nina Dwight and Courtney Christensen (left to right) are facing charges after police allegedly found drugs, cash, counterfeit money and loaded handguns in two Bridgeport homes in the presence of young children.

A Blood Gang member and two others were arrested after searches of two homes turned up drugs and weapons in the presence of young children in Bridgeport, according to police.

An ongoing investigation led authorities to search third-floor residences at 1670 Iranistan Avenue and 286 Maplewood Avenue in Bridgeport the morning of April 1.

They seized $3,935 cash, $70 in counterfeit cash, 123.1 grams crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, packaging materials, two loaded semi-automatic handguns and an electronic stun gun, police said.

Three minors – ages 2 months, 8 years and 12 years – were present, and the Department of Children and Families was contacted, according to police.

Convicted felon and known Blood Gang member George Smith, 34, was charged with narcotics and weapons violations, forgery and risk of injury to minors. Police said Smith has ties to New York. He was held on a total of $600,000.

Courtney Christensen and Conta-Nina Dwight, both 20, were also arrested and charged with narcotics violations. Christensen was held on $10,000 bond and Dwight was held on $50,000.

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