City man faces drug, weapons charges after police search home

City man faces drug, weapons charges after police search home

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MERIDEN — A local man faces charges after police said they found fentanyl and cocaine inside his home.

Sharon Ellison, 31, of 24 Willow St., was charged Aug 1. with three counts each of criminal possession of a firearm and risk of injury to a minor, two counts each of possession of narcotics with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a school zone, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, and possession of narcotics, and one count each of theft of a firearm, possession of a sawed off shotgun, and operating a drug factory. 

On Aug. 1 around 4:35 a.m., police served a search warrant at 24 Willow St. and found a total of about 129 grams of crack cocaine, 9 grams of fentanyl, 1.6 grams of marijuana, a digital scale and about $2,200 in cash, according to a police report. Police found some of the cocaine and fentanyl inside baggies in a peanut container inside a kitchen cabinet that was accessible to three children in the home.

Ellison told police he had a gun at a relative’s home on Curtis Street.  Officers, who were given permission to search the relative’s house, recovered a sawed off shotgun, a revolver, a pistol, and shotgun shells, the report said.

Ellison is a convicted felon, prohibited from owning or possessing firearms. He told police he found the shotgun in a storage unit he bought, the report said. 

Ellison was released on $300,000 bond and is due to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Aug. 15.
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