INVESTIGATION THAT STARTED WITH A TIP FROM DARIEN POLICE RESULTS IN THE ARRESTS OF THREE MEN, INCLUDING MID-LEVEL DRUG DEALER FROM BRIDGEPORT
from Av Harris, Director of Communications, City of Bridgeport, CT, firstname.lastname@example.org
“This significant action by the Bridgeport Police underscores the point that we will proactively pursue those who sell poisonous illicit drugs in our city and use illegal weapons to harm our residents,” said Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim. “In this case our police officers got key cooperation from the Darien Police Department and this dealer was selling these dangerous substances while on parole to customers all over Fairfield County. This behavior will not be tolerated in Black Rock or any neighborhood in Bridgeport and we will continue to work very hard to crack down hard on anyone who endangers our residents. These actions make Bridgeport’s streets safer.”
On August 3, 2016, members of the Bridgeport Police Narcotics Division and Darien Police Department apprehended Joel Jean and his cohort, Scott Similient, during a motor vehicle stop. Shortly after the pair were taken into custody, authorities executed the search and seizure warrant on Jean’s residence, which resulted in the seizure of approximately 400 bags of heroin, 2 pounds of marijuana, scales, drug packaging materials, a pump action 12-gage shotgun, two loaded semi automatic pistols, assorted ammunition and over $3,000 in cash from drug proceeds.
Joel Jean was charged with Criminal Attempt at Sale of Narcotics, Possession of Marijuana With Intent To Sell, Possession of Narcotics With Intent To Sell and Operating a Drug Factory. Jean was charged separately with the arrest warrant for one count of Sale of Narcotics, that was attached with a court set bond of $250,000. Due to his status of being on Parole (supervised release from prison), Joel Jean will be remanded back into custody.
Scott Similien Possession of Marijuana With Intent To Sell and Criminal Attempt @ Sale of Narcotics. Similien was held in lieu of $50,000 pending his arraignment in court (GA2). Jamel Jacobs was charged with Possession of over 4 pounds of Marijuana and Operating a Drug Factory and was held in lieu of $50,000.
Director of Communications
Senior Advisor for Public Policy
City of Bridgeport