Danbury Police Crackdown on Fentanyl Behind The Arrest Of 40-Year-Old Man
The guy's name is Jeremy Tamburri and he was arrested last week because, allegedly, he was "buying fentanyl in bulk and packaging it for individual street sales", according to a press release.
The charges you ask? They are possession of a controlled substance (2 counts), possession of narcotics with intent to sell (2 counts), and possession of drug paraphernalia, and the bond was set at $50,000. Apparently, this arrest is part of a Special Investigations Division (SID) and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) fentanyl crackdown in the State of Connecticut.
Just in the past few weeks, several arrests have been made involving fentanyl here in Connecticut. In September, two Maryland men were arrested for trafficking thousands of fentanyl pills into the state using Nerds and Skittles candy boxes as smuggling vessels. Also in September, a New Haven man pleaded guilty to trafficking fentanyl, he had a previous arrest back in 2013 for selling heroin, a real peach this guy.
Jeremy Tamburri's arrest came on Thursday, October 6th with Danbury Police Detectives executing a court-ordered search and seizure warrant. According to the press release, Tamburri was arrested in a North Street business parking lot and was in possession of a bag of fentanyl, about 100 glassine bags, an electronic scale, Xanax pills, and cash. Add all that up and this guy is in some big trouble for sure.
The press release lists "city streets" as his address, which tells me he is without a home and that is tragic. So many of our fellow Americans are falling by the wayside because of the illegal possession of drugs like the opioid fentanyl. The City of Fairfield recently added an Opioid Epidemic page to its website to try and educate its citizens about this crisis.