Two men were charged with drug and illegal firearms possession following a police search at a convenience store in Middletown in November, according to the Middletown police.
The Middletown Police Department served a search and seizure warrant at Amari's Store on 44 Grand Street on Nov. 11 after an investigation into complaints of illegal drug sales at the business, police said.
Detectives found items within the store consistent with illegal drug sales, including scales, packaging materials and substances commonly used as cutting agents in narcotics sales, police said. Police also allegedly found 2.1 pounds of cocaine, nearly one pound of cannabis, amounts of individually packaged cannabis, THC vape pens and a handgun.
Officers arrested Justin Henderson, 40, who was working at the store during the time of the search warrant. Police later arrested store owner Roan Brown, 38, on Thursday on an active warrant, police said.
Both Brown and Henderson have previous felony convictions, rendering them ineligible to own firearms in Connecticut according to a state statute, according to police.
Both men were charged with possession of narcotics, possession of more than eight ounces of cannabis, possession with intent to sell over half an ounce of cocaine, possession with intent to sell, operating a drug factory, criminal possession of ammunition, criminal possession of a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Brown is being held on a $500,000 bond and Henderson is being held on a $100,000 bond, police said.