Cops: Father faces drug charge after raid that led to son's arrest
A 63-year-old Melville Avenue man was arrested Tuesday on a drug charge that stemmed from a raid on his house in April, when his son was charged with a series of drug offenses.
Robert Garfield was charged in an arrest warrant with possession of narcotics after he turned himself in at police headquarters. He was released on a promise to appear July 24 in Bridgeport Superior Court.
On April 25, officers executed a search-and-seizure warrant on Garfield's home that was related to a narcotics investigation and, according to police, found a small plastic bag of cocaine, two grams of marijuana, a scale, pipes commonly used to smoke drugs, rolling papers and products commonly used to cut cocaine.
At that time, Garfield's son, Robert Garfield Jr., 22, of the Melville Avenue address, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of marijuana within 1,500 feet of a school and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The younger Garfield also was charged with six counts of sixth-degree larceny related to the theft of six "peace poles" from Stratfield School that are implanted in cement when a teacher retires. The peace poles, reported stolen between June 2009 and January 2011, were valued at $300 to $400 each, police said.
After white powder found in the elder Garfield's bedroom tested positive for cocaine, police applied for a warrant for his arrest. Police said the elder Garfield admitted at the time that the white powder belonged to him.