NORWALK, Conn. A handgun found in the backyard of a South Norwalk home Wednesday afternoon led to the arrest of a man on drug charges two hours later, Norwalk Police say.
Marcus Kave, 19, of 261 Ely Ave., was in a car sought by police in connection to the handgun discovery, Officer Carleton Giles said. Police say they discovered a substance suspected to be marijuana and drug paraphernalia on Kave.
The resident of the home, located in the Concord Street area, called police at 3:42 p.m. to report a suspicious person in the backyard. The caller said a young man was looking through the bushes, probably searching for a gun, Giles said.
There had been a shooting in the vicinity within the past few days and the resident put two and two together and called police.
The officers who responded found a handgun in the bushes. Giles did not know what kind of gun it was. The suspicious person was gone but the resident had gotten the license plate number of the car in which he left.
Police found the car at 5:33 p.m. on Couch Street, near the address to which the car was registered. There were people in the car and officers thought they were attempting to hide something, police said.
When the occupants got out, they were searched for weapons. Police say they found the suspected marijuana on Kave, as well as ziplock bags. Kave was charged with illegal manufacture/distribution/sale/prescription drugs, illegal possession near a school and sale/possession near a school. Bond was $5,000.
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