It seems like every week we are hearing about a drug bust in Danbury or New Milford and you can add another one to the list.

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According to a press release from the Danbury Police Department, authorities say Joseph Losgar was arrested Tuesday (3/22/22) and now faces a variety of drug related charges including:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Narcotics With Intent to Sell
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Sell Within Public Housing
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Interfering with a Search Warrant
  • Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree
  • Risk of Injury to a Child

The arrest was the result of a collaborative investigation conducted by the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency), SID (Special Investigations Division) and officers from the Patrol Division.

Police served search and seizure warrants to Losgar. There were 4 warrants, one for his person, one for his home at 40 Mill Ridge Road and one for each of his vehicles. Authorities allege the search on Losgar's home yielded $66,840, 860 bags of Fentanyl. Cops say the search of his vehicle produced another 310 bags of Fentanyl.

Danbury officers say they went to Losgar's home to serve the warrants just as he was getting into his work vehicle. When Losgar noticed them he reportedly attempted to run away and was apprehended after a brief foot chase. Officers say that Losgar had his 18-year-old disabled child waiting in the car for him at the time of the arrest which is why he's facing the charge of risk of injury to a minor.

Losgar was not the only person arrested, his girlfriend Joily Mota was also taken into custody and charged with the following:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of a Narcotic Substance With Intent to Sell
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Sell Within Public Housing
  • Risk of Injury to a Child

These arrests were made as part of a large scale drug investigation.

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