Police: Bridgeport kids found in deplorable conditions during drug raid – CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — A raid on a suspected drug dealer’s home uncovered four young children living in deplorable conditions, police said.
Police said the children were found living in a cockroach-infested apartment that smelled strongly of cat urine with only spoiled food in the refrigerator while their father, 36-year-old Luis Valle-Pabon, sold large quantities of cocaine on the front porch.
Valle-Pabon, who was on probation for selling drugs, was charged with four counts of risk of injury to children, possession of cocaine with intent to sell and failure to keep narcotics in their original container.
He was being held in lieu of $90,000 bond.
According to police, beginning in August members of the Narcotics and Vice Division conducted surveillance of Valle-Pabon for allegedly selling narcotics from the front porch of his Arctic Street home.
On Tuesday, armed with a search and seizure warrant, police raided the Arctic Street apartment after taking Valle-Pabon into custody on the front porch.
Police said they were nearly overcome by the smell of cat urine in the apartment and found no litter boxes. They said cockroaches were crawling on the floors and walls.
During a search of one of the bedrooms, police said they found a small dog hiding under a bed that was covered in bugs.
The state Department of Children and Families was contacted to take custody of the children.
Police said they found two large bags, stamped with the image of “Where’s Waldo,” containing cocaine as well as a digital scale and drug packaging materials. They said they also found a number of loose pills that were later identified as oxycodone.
Daniel Tepfer has been reporting on legal issues and covering criminal cases for many years.


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