Convicted Felons Found With Gun, Drugs in Car in West Haven: PD

Police have arrested two men who they said are convicted felons after they were found with a gun and drugs in a car in West Haven on Tuesday.

Undercover officers saw a vehicle near 750 First Avenue around 12:30 p.m. that they said matched the description of a reported vehicle that was actively distributing heroin in West Haven.

Officers detained the driver, later identified as 20-year-old Michael Baldwin, of New Haven, without incident.

The front seat passenger, later identified as 30-year-old Taevon Alson, also of New Haven, was seen reaching toward the passenger side floorboard when officers instructed him to exit the vehicle. Police removed him from the vehicle and said they later found a loaded 9 millimeter handgun with a red laser attached.

Officers said they also found approximately 75 individual bags of crack cocaine and 25 wax folds of heroin packaged for street sale inside of the vehicle.

Both Baldwin and Alston are convicted felons and have prior gun charges, according to police.

Police said both Baldwin and Alston are facing charges including possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell a narcotic, criminal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle. Alston is also facing an interfering with an officer charge.

Both men were processed, charged and held on bond, police said.

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