From the Middletown Police.
On October 26, 2011 the Street Crime Unit with the assistance the Patrol Division executed a Search and Seizure Warrant at the residence of 176 Pearl St. Apartment 2. We had received numerous complaints concerning this address from the North End Action Team, and concerned citizens that reside in the area. Information was attained that the resident, Patricia Harris age 54, would allow narcotic traffickers to sell crack cocaine out of her apartment.
As the Detectives approached the residence they encountered two people exiting the rear door that claimed they were there to retrieve a crack addicted friend. They were identified as Wayne Munson age 37 and Carrie Russell age 45 who claimed they resided at the Wesley Inn Suites. Munson later stated he was there to retrieve Russell as she had a crack cocaine habit and had not returned home.
Once inside of the residence Detectives encountered numerous parties and observed crack cocaine on the living room table along with razor blades and three used glass “crack pipes”.
Detectives identified several known female crack cocaine users along with the resident Harris inside of the apartment. The females were identified as Cary Hawkins Doran age 53 of 203 Williams St, Glastonbury, CT, Jean Carroll age 49 of 39 Grand St, Middletown, and India Jones age 41 who claimed to be homeless but had been staying at 176 Pearl St, Apt. 2. Harris was found to be in possession of clear glass crack cocaine pipes.
There were also two black males located in the living room who refused to be handcuffed. After a brief struggle both men were handcuffed and detained. They were identified as Charles Shannon age 37 of 32 Allen St. Windsor, CT and Franklin Brown age 53 of 97 Newfield Ct, Middletown, CT. Shannon claimed he was there to smoke crack cocaine and get high. Narcotic canine Rika would alert to the buttocks and groin area of Shannon. As Detectives attempted to search Shannon he began to move away. Detectives were able to control Shannon and could feel a hardened substance in his buttocks area. Detectives would struggle with Shannon once again as they attempted to remove a clear cellophane bag containing suspected crack cocaine. Detectives then removed 8.8 grams of crack cocaine from the buttocks of Shannon.
Shannon and Harris were taken into custody and transported to MPD Headquarters, both have extensive criminal histories.
•Possession of Crack Cocaine
•Possession of Crack Cocaine With Intent to Sell
•Possession of Crack Cocaine With Intent to Sell within 1500’ of a School Zone
•Interference with a Search Warrant
•Conspiracy to Sell Crack Cocaine
•Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in a School Zone
Any citizens willing to give information concerning possible illegal activities are encouraged to contact Sgt. Rich Davis of the Street Crime Unit at (860) 344-3259. All information will remain anonymous.