State, Torrington Police Work Together to Stop Drugs and Weapons

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TORRINGTON, CT (WFSB) – Connecticut State Police and Torrington Police worked together to arrest a man charged with drugs and weapons.

Authorities said they made the arrest after investigating the distribution of heroin/fentanyl and crack cocaine.

Detectives from the State Police Narcotics Task Force, with assistance from the State Police Firearms Trafficking Task Force and the Torrington Police Detective Bureau, have executed a search warrant Tuesday afternoon at a residence in Holley Place in Torrington.

Police say Bryan Gladding, 34, of Torrington, has been arrested.

Bryan Gladding.(Connecticut State Police)

“Gladding was taken into custody after being observed by detectives engaging in a melee narcotics transaction,” police said.

Authorities said 32 grams of crack, 12 folds of wax containing fentanyl, a digital scale and a loaded .45 caliber pistol were confiscated.

“Gladding does not hold a valid pistol license and is prohibited from owning a firearm due to pending narcotics charges,” state police said.

At the residence, police said they also found $1,000 in cash from the sale of narcotics, narcotics cutting agents, narcotics packaging materials and digital scales.

Police also arrested Catherine Brennan, 31, who was at the residence. Brennan had an arrest warrant from Bristol Police for interfering with police, authorities said.

Gladding was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a licence, illegal transfer/purchase of a firearm, sale of narcotics (fentanyl), possession with intent selling narcotics (fentanyl), possession with intent to sell narcotics (crack cocaine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Authorities said Gladding had failed to post $100,000 bond and was due in court in Torrington on Wednesday.

“Additionally, Gladding was found to have an outstanding PRAWN warrant with a court-set bond of $50,000.00,” state police said.

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