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Norwalk Felon Arrested With Gun, Crack After Leaving Probation Officer

Jonas Labaze
Jonas Labaze Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department
Norwalk Police said they found a 9mm handgun and 59 bags of crack on Jonas Labaze
Norwalk Police said they found a 9mm handgun and 59 bags of crack on Jonas Labaze Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department

NORWALK, Conn. -- A Norwalk convicted felon was arrested Monday on drug and firearm charges after leaving his probation officer with a handgun, according to police.

Adult Probation Officer Jason Grady contacted the Special Services Division of the Norwalk Police Department on Monday regarding 24-year-old Jonas Labaze, who had just left Adult Probation with a firearm, police said.

A short time later, officers tracked down Labaze at the bus terminal on Burnell Boulevard. As the officers approached him, he began to reach for his waistband, police said. Officers quickly grabbed Labaze and detained him.

Police located a Ruger P95 9mm handgun in Labaze's waistband, according to police. The gun was loaded with 15 rounds of ammunition, police found. The officers also recovered 59 bags of crack cocaine weighing a total of 9.96 grams, as well as $1,336. Labaze is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing firearms, police said.

Labaze was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of narcotics with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a school, carrying a pistol without a permit and possession of a large capacity magazine. His bond was set at $50,000 and he was given a court date of July 26.

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