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Police: Stamford felon running drug ring caught with loaded guns

January 7, 2019

STAMFORD — Police say a felon released from jail last year has been running a drug operation and was found in possession of three loaded handguns.

James “Jamo” Foust, of Spruce Street, has been charged with possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. Foust was arrested Saturday following an investigation by Stamford Police’s Narcotics & Organized Crime unit.

Police obtained a search warrant for Foust’s home and a parked 1994 blue Chrysler Concorde in the garage below the apartment building.

In Foust’s home, police said they found a digital scale and 1.6 grams of crack cocaine. Officers also found $1,035 in Foust’s possession, Capt. Richard Conklin said.

Police said in the car they found three loaded guns — a Smith & Wesson revolver, a .38 revolver Rossi with five special rounds, and a Jimenez 9mm semi-automatic handgun loaded with nine rounds — along with a plastic sandwich bag containing nine .44 Magnum rounds.

Conklin said police are still investigating the weapons found in the car. Conklin expects an arrest warrant will soon be issued with more charges.

Conklin said Foust and others in the “mid-level” drug operation likely stashed the guns in the car, which had not been used in years.

Foust, whose arrest violated his special parole, was denied bail. Foust was on parole since being released from prison last March on first-degree robbery and assault charges.

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