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Man calls police to report burglary, gets arrested for drugs

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Taylor Sapiente. (Branford police photo) Taylor Sapiente. (Branford police photo)
BRANFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A man in Branford is facing drug charges after police said he called them to report a burglary.

They said Taylor Sapiente, 22, called officers just after 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

He sought to report a burglary at his East Main Street apartment.

When investigators arrived, they said they smelled the overwhelming scent of marijuana.

Sapiente was detained by police while officers applied for a search and seizure warrant.

“As a result of the execution of the search warrant, officers and detectives seized marijuana, hallucinogenic mushrooms, hash oil, drug paraphernalia, a crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine and $3,900 in cash.” said Sgt. Philip Ramey in a news release.

Sapiente was charged with sale or possession of narcotics with intent to sell, sale or possession of marijuana, operating a drug factory and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was held on a $50,000 and set to face a judge on Monday in New Haven.

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