Police Make Drug Factory Arrest During Raid on Milford Shop

Police said they made a drug factory arrest in Milford and said they found nearly 40 pounds of marijuana.

Narcotics units from Milford and Stamford, along with the Bridgeport office of the Drug Enforcement

Agency raided Bulldog Cartel Wholesalers on Quarry Road in Milford around 1 p.m. Tuesday while investigating 45-year-old Pasquale Cestaro, of East Haven.

Police said they found d 1.24 ounces of cocaine, 38.8 pounds of marijuana, 261 vails of liquid TCH -- or marijuana--, a scale, packing materials, two firearms and cash from various locations inside the business.

Cestaro was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, operation of a drug factory and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cestaro was released on a $50,000 bond and is due to appear in Milford Court on April 10.

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