Watertown police seize 1,200 bags of heroin following arrest

WATERTOWN >> A Waterbury man was arrested and charged earlier this week after police said he had $6,000 in cash on-hand and more than 1,200 bags of heroin in his residence.

Jonathan Oakley, 34, of 293/295 Newridge Ave., Waterbury, was arrested and charged Tuesday in conjunction with Operation Smackdown, according to a release. Police had issued an arrest warrant for Oakley in December 2016, charging him with four counts of sale of narcotics and four counts of possession of narcotics.

The street value of the drugs seized Tuesday is $8,000, according to police.

Police forced entry into Oakley’s residence to take him into custody and allegedly found him with four cell phones, marijuana and about $6,000 in cash. A search warrant was executed following Oakley’s arrest, resulting in police locating 1,230 bags of heroin, 41 grams of powder and crack cocaine, 64 “abused opiate pills,” and 24 controlled substance pills.

Police said they also found a personal naloxone kit at the residence.

Following the arrest at his residence, Oakley was additionally charged with four counts of sale of narcotics, two counts of sale of controlled substance, five counts of possession of a controlled substance, one count of drug paraphernalia and one count of risk of injury to a minor. Police said a child was present at the time of arrest.

According to the release, Watertown police detectives worked with Waterbury police detectives to find Oakley. A Middlebury police K9 officer assisted in the further investigation of Oakley’s residence.

Esteban L. Hernandez, New Haven Register 

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