PD: Guns, drugs, over $280K seized from Meriden man's home

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Items seized during a search of a Meriden, Conn., residence on Monday, June 7, 2021.

Items seized during a search of a Meriden, Conn., residence on Monday, June 7, 2021.

Meriden Police / Contributed

MERIDEN — A search of a local man’s home earlier this week led authorities to two guns, ammunition, over $280,000 in cash and nearly 400 grams of cocaine, according to police.

The Crime Suppression Unit was doing drug surveillance in the area of North and South avenues on Monday when they saw a vehicle leave a driveway in the 50 block of South Avenue. Police described the area as a “known location for drug activity.”

Police followed the driver to the area of North Avenue and initiated a motor vehicle stop.

The driver was identified as Miguel Acevedo. Police said he told officers he had about seven grams of crack cocaine in his pocket.

Acevedo was taken into custody and brought to police headquarters.

Officers applied for and were granted a search warrant for Acevedo’s South Avenue residence.

During the search, police said, investigators seized $282,117, a Glock 42 with two magazines, a Glock 43 with two magazines, rounds of ammunition for each gun, an additional box of ammunition for the Glock 42, two boxes of ammunition for the Glock 43, a plastic bag with 106 smaller plastic baggies each containing crack cocaine with a total weight of 390.9 grams.

Acevedo was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of narcotics, operating a motor vehicle without a license and failure to give a proper signal. He was released on a $250,000 bond.

Tips on narcotics activity can be submitted to the Meriden Crime Suppression Unit by calling 203-630-6273.