DEA Thanks Two on Darien Police Force for Work in Major Area Investigation — Was It ‘Operation Face Down’?
Two Darien police officers were recognized Tuesday the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and presented with plaques for “outstanding contributions to the success” of a joint investigation into a heroin-selling ring in Fairfield County, Darien Police Capt. Ray Osborne announced in a news release. On Tuesday, Brian Malagrida of the DEA Bridgeport resident office awarded Certificates of Appreciation to Detective Sgt. Jeremiah Marron and Officer Michael Cummings, the news release said, “in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the success of the aforementioned investigation as they were designated as case-specific deputized officers who contributed greatly to the overall success of this operation.” The investigation resulted in 13 arrests and the seizure of more than $215,000 in assets, including six firearms, two vehicles, and drug seizures of more than a kilogram of heroin and four kilograms of cocaine. The description of the operation sounds a lot like “Operation Face Down,” which Detective Sgt.