Winter storm warning: The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Storm Warning for parts of the state Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.  Stay with WTIC NewsTalk 1080 for the latest forecast, and for traffic problems resulting from the weather. Read More

Local News

Two Arrested In Alleged Gun Deal

View Comments
(credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

(credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ Bridgeport police say they’ve arrested two men in an alleged gun-for-drugs deal.

The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/ZD6lj2 ) that Gregg Cavalier of Bridgeport was charged with illegal trafficking of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit and illegal transfer of a firearm.

Authorities raided an apartment in Bridgeport last week and arrested Elijah Lewis, who is on probation for gun charges. During a search, police said they found crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana, prescription pain killers, money and a .38-caliber handgun.

Police said they traced a gun to the 58-year-old Cavalier, whose pistol permit was revoked in November 2011.

Police say the .38-caliber gun recovered in the raid was the second firearm traced to Cavalier, a Trumbull resident.

It was not known Monday morning if Cavalier or Lewis is represented by a lawyer.
___
Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 880 other followers