Local man faces felony drug charges after home invasion

Dan Morin

Dan Morin

Dan Morin, 43, of Southington turned himself into police after learning there was an active warrant for his arrest. The arrest came after police uncovered a marijuana grow while investigating a home invasion at Morin’s residence in January.

Police were called to Morin’s home at 735 Meriden Waterbury Tpk. on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 at approximately 6:41 p.m. after receiving a call from Morin reporting that he was the victim of a home invasion.

Morin and a female were inside the home when three individuals, dressed in black with gloves and a mask, that forced their way into the house. All three individuals had hand guns.

Morin attempted to confront the individuals, and an altercation ensued. During the altercation, one of the intruders fired two shots, and Morin was struck in the upper arm. The intruders moved about the house before fleeing on foot. Morin suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Officers responded to the initial call with a K-9 unit, and the police checked the area. The suspects were not located, and detectives remained on the scene.

During the ongoing investigation, a marijuana grow was located in the basement of Morin’s home.  Recovered from the home was 105 marijuana plants, approximately 1.5 pounds of packaged marijuana, and various pieces of marijuana growing equipment.

Morin was charged with cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of more than four ounces of marijuana, operation of a drug factory, possession of narcotics, possession of a controlled substance, and declaration of possession of a large capacity magazine. He was processed and released after posting a $50,000 bond. He has a court date of Feb. 22.

 

The home invasion continues to be investigated.

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