Cocaine, rifle and money seized by CT police during arrest

Police seized a rifle, money and cocaine while making the arrest of Evaristo Castro on Tuesday. (Stratford Police Department)

The Stratford Police Department seized a rifle, money and cocaine while making an arrest on Tuesday.

Police charged 56-year-old Evaristo Castro, of Bridgeport, with sale of cocaine, criminal possession of a firearm and operating a drug factory.

Castro’s arrest came after an investigation by the Stratford Police Department Narcotics Vice and Intelligence Unit into “alleged cocaine sales in local bars.”

Police arrested Castro during a traffic stop. While Castro was in custody, police executed a search warrant at his home on Putnam Street.

During the search, police seized a SKS Rifle, about $18,749 and 260 grams of cocaine.

Castro, who is being held on a $250,000 bond, was scheduled to be arraigned in Bridgeport Superior Court on Dec. 16.

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