Stamford police announced Wednesday evening they allegedly recovered over 10 ounces of marijuana and an AR-15 assault rifle from the home of a Stamford man.
According to Lt. Timothy Shaw, Stamford officers conducted a sting operation at approximately 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning on the home of a man identified as David White, 20, of Skyline Ave.
Shaw said patrol officers and K-9 units, upon serving a search warrant on the home, found White in his room in the home he shared with his family. Shaw said White was cooperative and allegedly showed police where a quantity of marijuana was being kept.
Shaw also said they discovered the "upper portion" of a Smith & Wesson AR-15 assault rifle in his room and the "lower portion" in a closet just outside his bedroom.
According to Shaw, White was allegedly in possession of approximately 10 ounces of marijuana valued at $3,000, $4,000 in cash and a quantity of pills and hash, as well as ammunition and magazines for the rifle.
Shaw said White was the target of the investigation based on evidence and information they had gathered and no one else, either in the home or otherwise, was currently believed to be connected to the operation.
"We were surprised about the weapon, we didn't know about it," Shaw said. "Any time we can take an assault weapon off the street, it's a good day."
White faces charged of possession of marijuana over 4 ounces, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance, operation of a drug factory, possession of an assault rifle and possession of a silencer.
White was being held on a $10,000 bond, which police believe he will make, and had a court date scheduled for February 27, 2013.