An announcement distributed by Darien police:
The Bridgeport Police Narcotics Task Force working tandem with the Darien Police Department Selective Enforcement Unit (S.E.U.), conducted a long term drug investigation into a large scale heroin trafficker, later identified as Joel Jean, born Aug. 30, 1986.
Investigation revealed that Joel Jean, while free on parole, has been distributing large quantities of heroin throughout the city of Bridgeport and lower Fairfield County.
As a result of the investigation, search and seizure warrants were obtained for Jean’s residence at 127 Hansen Ave. in Bridgeport, and for his vehicle, a 2004 Honda Accord, which police witnessed Jean transporting heroin in.
Lastly, an arrest warrant was secured for Jean charging him with a substantiated count of sale of narcotics.
On Aug. 3, 2016, members of the Bridgeport Police Narcotics Division and Darien Police Department S.E.U apprehended Joel Jean and his cohort, Scott Similien, during a motor vehicle stop.
Shortly after the pair were taken into custody, authorities executed the search and seizure warrant on Jean’s residence, which resulted in the seizure of approximately 400 bags of heroin, two pounds of marijuana, scales, drug packaging materials, a pump action shotgun, two loaded semi-automatic pistols, assorted ammunition and over $3,000 in proceeds from narcotics sales.
During the search of the residence a male, later identified as Jamel Jacobs, arrived on scene. It was quickly determined that Jacobs lived at the residence. Police later located a loaded .45 caliber handgun in his vehicle which Jacobs had a valid permit for.
However, after he provided the combination to a safe located inside the residence, it was found to contain 2 pounds of marijuana. He too was placed under arrest.
Joel Jean was charged with criminal attempt at sale of narcotics, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, and operating a drug factory.
Jean was charged separately with the arrest warrant for one count of sale of narcotics that was attached with a court set bond of $250,000.
Due to his status of being on parole (supervised release from prison), Joel Jean will be remanded back into custody.
Scott Similien was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and criminal attempt at sale of narcotics. Similien was held in lieu of $50,000 pending his arraignment in court (GA2)[state Superior Court in Bridgeport].
Jamel Jacobs was charged with possession of over four ounces of marijuana, Operating a Drug Factory and was held in lieu of $50,000.