Darien Police Dog Kenny Helps With Norwalk Drug Search

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After Norwalk police saw a 38-year-old man selling drugs, then saw him commit several motor vehicle violations, they stopped him and, with the help of Darien K-9 Kenny, found 48 small bags of cocaine in his car, Norwalk police said.

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Officer Leslie Silva with Kenny.

Norwalk police gave this further account of what happened, including accusations not proven in court:

A surveillance operation was conducted the night of March 15 in the area of Taylor Avenue in Norwalk, when they saw Francis Bruno selling drugs. After Bruno got in his car and drove away, police stopped it in a parking lot at 497 Connecticut Ave.

Francis Bruno mug shot

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Norwalk arrest photo of Francis Bruno, 38, of Commerce Stree., Norwalk on March 15

That’s when Norwalk police were visited by Darien police dog Kenny and his canine officer. Kenny indicated the presence of a narcotic owner in the vehicle, which was searched and yielded 24 grams of cocaine in powder form, packaged in 48 separate bags, each with 1.15 or 3.7 grams of the narcotic.

Police found that Bruno, a resident of Commerce Street in Norwalk, had $1,439 with him. He has a long history of criminal arrests, including arrests for selling drugs.

He was charged with drug possession, possessing drugs with intent to sell, possessing drugs with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a public housing complex, not having a tint sticker on his car, three counts of not using a turn signal and two counts of failing to obey a stop sign. His bond was set at $500,000.

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    Norwalk Police Tip Line at 203-854-3111

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Cash seized in drug arrest Norwalk

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Police found $1,439 in cash on Bruno.

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Drugs seized March 15 by Norwalk P.D.

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