Burglary Victim Arrested After Police Find Drugs: Police

A Branford man who reported a burglary in his apartment was arrested when police found marijuana, hallucinogenic mushrooms and what appeared to be crystal meth, according to police.

Taylor Sapiente, 22, of East Main Street in Branford, called police around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday to report a burglary at his apartment and officers who responded noticed the “overwhelming smell of marijuana” was emanating from the apartment, police said.

Police detained Sapiente because of the marijuana smell and detectives applied for a warrant to search his apartment.

They said they found marijuana, hallucinogenic mushrooms, hash oil, drug paraphernalia, a crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine and $3,900 in cash.

Sapiente was charged with sale or possession of narcotics with intent to sell, sale or possession of marijuana, operating a drug factory and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was held on a $50,000 bond and is due in New Haven Court today.

It’s not clear if he has an attorney.

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