Bridgeport police seize prescription pills, cash

Police seized pills and cash from a home on Sunnybank Avenue in Stratford last week.

Bridgeport police seized hundreds of prescription medications, including the painkiller oxycodone, and approximately $134,000 in cash that was believed to be proceeds from the illegal drug operation.

Members of the Bridgeport Police Narcotics and Vice Squad, in cooperation with the State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force, Stratford police and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, executed a search and seizure warrant last week at 20 Sunnybank Ave., in Stratford. The Suspect, Kelly Smith, 44, of that address, had been the subject of a two-month investigation by Bridgeport police.

She and her husband own a business in Bridgeport and she had been the target of narcotics investigations in the past. This time, detectives developed information that she was selling prescriptions drugs out of her house and over the last few months made several controlled buys.

The warrant was executed Thursday. Police seized 225 oxycodone pills, 70 methadone pills and 71 pouches of Suboxone.

During the search, about $40,000 was found inside the house stashed in various locations: $12,288 in a pair of men’s jeans in a bedroom; $21,000 in a basement safe; $2,000 in a pair of men’s shoes; $305 in a child’s coat; and $6,270 in a pair of women’s shoes. Police also located three safety deposit box keys and recovered $92,000, police said.

Smith was charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell, failure to keep narcotics in the original container and risk of injury to a minor. Bond was set at $25,000.

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