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Friday, August 11, 2017

House Sitter Faces Drug Charges

Officers arrested a Stratford man who was house sitting at a Gault Avenue home where a number of controlled substances had been found, police said today.

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Joshua Lindwall: held on $10,000 bond. Westport Police photo

Joshua Lindwall, 32, was arrested by Westport officers on a warrant at the Stratford Police Department on Tuesday for the incident that dated back to April.

According to Lt. David Farrell, officers responded to a Compo Road South address on April 11 on the complaint of an intoxicated male in the resident’s backyard. Lindwall was later located at a home on Gault Avenue.

“Lindwall appeared under the influence of alcohol and narcotics based on his appearance,” Farrell said, adding that the suspect said he had been house sitting and taking care of pets at the Gault Avenue home.

“Officers checked the residence to determine if anyone else was under the influence and needed medical attention,” Farrell said.

“While checking the house, numerous bottles of alcohol were observed, as well as several pill bottles containing hydrocodone and oxycodone on the dining room table.”

Farrell said a bag containing what appeared to be mushrooms was also located, and that officers seized two grams of marijuana, 14 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, and three containers of prescription medications that belonged to the homeowner.

Charged with possession of a controlled substance, Lindwall was held in lieu of a $10,000 bond, and he is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Friday, Aug. 18.

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