Early morning Stamford drug raid nets nearly three ounces of crack, illegally owned gun, police say

STAMFORD — City police say they seized nearly three ounces of crack cocaine and an illegally owned gun during an early morning raid on an apartment in downtown Stamford Friday.

Capt. Richard Conklin said the raid was the product of a weeks-long investigation by Stamford police’s Narcotics and Organized Crime squad into Tyrone Fullmore, 37, for the suspected sale of drugs and firearms.

At 5:30 a.m. Friday, NOC squad officers and members of the department’s Special Response Team, a SWAT-like unit, raided Fullmore’s Glenbrook Road home, according to Conklin.

During the raid, police seized 74.1 grams of crack cocaine and $1,900 in cash, Conklin said.

Conklin said Fullmore, a felon convicted on multiple gun-related charges, was also found to be in possession of a .357-caliber semiautomatic handgun, four magazines — one of which was a high-capacity magazine — and 66 rounds of ammunition.

Fullmore, who was home at the time of the raid, was arrested on charges of criminal possession of a firearm, criminal possession of ammunition, negligent storage of a firearm, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of risk of injury.

Fullmore is being held in lieu of a $250,000 bond. He is expected to be arraigned at the state Superior Court in Stamford on Monday.