A Manchester felon is facing a slew of charges stemming from a months-long narcotics and weapons trafficking investigation by police who say the 26-year-old kept a gun stash for associates that used them in drive-by shootings, according to reports.
On Dec. 5 at 3:20 p.m., Daniel Oslander of 424 West Middle Turnpike, Manchester, was picked up by Meriden Police on a number of outstanding warrants for serious crimes, according to the Record-Journal.
According to reports, Oslander had ties to several drive-by shootings based on information obtained from an informant and, the Record-Journal says, he kept drugs and a weapons stash at the Red Carpet Inn on the Berlin Turnpike. The paper says Oslander's crime contacts would borrow the guns and return them to the hotel room on a sort of "honor system."
Since September, the Record-Journal says, Meriden police had tried unsuccessfully to apprehend Oslander after several high-speed car chases.
Oslander was arraigned Monday on an array of charges in Meriden Superior Court.
They include: breach of peace, three counts first-degree reckless endangerment, unlawful discharge, risk of injury, three counts reckless driving, three counts engaging in pursuit, two counts suspended license, unlawful restraint, second-degree larceny, possession narcotics and with intent to sell and within school zone, criminal possession of firearm, weapons in vehicle, interfering, violation probation, two counts second-degree failure to appear, two counts third-degree assault, disorderly conduct, second-degree threatening and other charges.
Two other individuals were charged during the raid.
Phillisha Garcia, 23, also of West Middle Turnpike, was picked up on risk of injury to a child, hindering prosecution, interfering, possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and drugs near a public place, and criminal liability for narcotics sale. She was released on a $75,000 bond and due back in court Dec. 19.
Nelba Diaz, 48, also of West Middle Turnpike, was arrested for risk of injury to a minor, hindering prosecution, interfering and criminal liability for narcotics sale. Diaz was released on a $25,000 bond and due back in court Dec. 19.
Oslander is a felon with at least 15 convictions for crimes from 2004 to the present day in New Britain, Meriden, Middletown and New Haven.
He's being held on a $50,000 bond and due back in Meriden court on Dec. 20.