Police: New Fairfield Man Arrested With Various Guns + Drugs After Pursuit
A New Fairfield man has been arrested with what police say is an arsenal of weapons that were illegal for him to have follow a motor vehicle pursuit by Connecticut State Troopers. He is also accused of being in possession of numerous narcotics.
According to a press release from the Connecticut State Police, troopers attempted to pull over 32-year-old Edward Lasch of New Fairfield as he was driving a gray Pontiac Grand Am on Newtown Rd. in Danbury at about 12:30 AM late Thursday night/Friday morning (July 13). Police say that Lasch refused to pull over, causing a pursuit to ensue, and that the troopers had to use "stop sticks" in order to get the vehicle to stop.
When the pursuit finally ended on Brinsmade Lane in Sherman, CT, Lash allegedly resisted arrest, at which point troopers used a Tazer on him. The possible reason for the non-compliance is apparent, as troopers say they found the many guns pictured above along with various forms of narcotics and paraphernalia.
Additionally, it turns out that Lasch had an active warrant out for his arrest for failing to appear in a Torrington Court on charges of larceny and criminal mischief.
Edward lash was charged with criminal possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a loaded rifle, four counts of weapons in a motor vehicle, carrying a firearm under the influence, assault on public safety, possession of drugs, reckless endangerment, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, and driving with a suspended license. He will be transported to Danbury Superior Court to be arraigned at some point today.
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