New Haven felon charged with drug and firearm offenses, prosecutors say

Teejay Johnson, 37, of New Haven, was charged with drug and firearm offenses after law enforcement discovered suspected narcotics and other drugs at his residence, according to feds.

Teejay Johnson, 37, of New Haven, was charged with drug and firearm offenses after law enforcement discovered suspected narcotics and other drugs at his residence, according to feds.

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NEW HAVEN — A local man has been charged with drug and firearm offenses, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Teejay Johnson, 37, pleaded not guilty Monday to unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert A. Richardson in Hartford. He has previously been convicted of firearm and assault-related offenses, according to the Justice Department.

Law enforcement officers, including members of the New Haven Police Department’s Shooting Task Force, executed a search warrant at Johnson’s home on March 9, according to prosecutors. Officers determined suspected narcotics had been flushed down the toilet after they found Johnson coming out of the bathroom, prosecutors said.

Suspected narcotics were recovered from the bathroom and other sites in the residence, according to prosecutors. In addition, officers located suspected marijuana, more than $8,600 in cash and a loaded .40-caliber handgun with an extended magazine and 16 rounds of ammunition on the premises, prosecutors said. 

Johnson has been detained since his arrest on April 21. The indictment charging Johnson was returned on Sept. 6, according to the Justice Department. 

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