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Felon found with ammo, high-capacity magazines in Stamford

April 9, 2019

STAMFORD—A convicted felon prohibited from possessing ammunition was charged with having two illegal high capacity magazines, one of which was loaded with 13 bullets, police said.

Tariq Andino, 23, of Ansonia, was charged with violation of probation, criminal possession of ammunition, possession of large capacity magazines, possession of more than four ounces of marijuana, sale of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was released from custody after posting a $25,0000 court appearance bond.

Capt. Richard Conklin said officers in the Narcotics and Organized Crime squad were notified that Andino, who was convicted of a felony charge of carrying a pistol without a permit in Wilton in November 2015 and sentenced to 18 months in jail, had an arrest warrant out in his name for violating his probation.

Officers went to where they believed he was staying on Strawberry Hill Avenue and saw him exit a residence there at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. When they searched him they found a little over ounce of marijuana, Conklin said.

The officers then went to where Andino was staying and got permission to search his bedroom. There, they turned up the two 14-bullet magazines, one of which held 13 .40 caliber rounds, Conklin said.

The officers also found 184 grams of marijuana, or 6.5 ounce,s as well as a scale and packaging supplies for street sales, Conklin said.

Andino is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges on May 6 at the Stamford courthouse.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com