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Bridgeport man arrested; guns, money, drugs seized

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BRIDGEPORT – On Friday, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at a vacant multi-family home on Wilmot Avenue in Bridgeport that police said was being occupied by known gang members. Police said the gang members took control of the vacant house and were dealing drugs out of it.

The raid resulted in the seizure of drugs, guns and stolen property, and the arrest of Yero Walker, 33, of Bridgeport, who faces a number of drug and firearm charges.

Police seized over $7,000 cash from the home, three stolen guns, four other guns, a high-capacity 30 round magazine, fireworks, drug paraphernalia, 125.5 grams of crack cocaine, 110.9 oz. of suspected liquid codeine, 120 grams of marijuana, a 2009 Toyota Avalon, a 2011 DIX 113 motorcycle, an unidentified brand dirt bike, several ID cards and documents, three power washers, four chain saws, four grass trimmers, four leaf blowers, a snow blower, and a generator.

The seized guns were listed as two Glock handguns, a sawed-off shotgun, an Inner Arms .38 revolver, a Phoenix Arms .25 caliber pistol, a Rino Calesi .25 caliber pistol, and a Charter Arms revolver.

Police said the power tools can be traded for drugs.

The investigation came as a result of a number of numerous shootings that have occurred over the past year in the East End of Bridgeport.

Walker is due in Bridgeport Superior Court on Monday and his bail was set at $500,000.