An investigation into stolen electricity ended as a drug bust and seizure of stolen property in Fairfield.

Why Did Police Go to the Home?

It was just before 9:30 Friday morning when Fairfield Police were called to a residence at 44 Green Road for a report of stolen electricity and an allegedly stolen utility meter. When the officer arrived at the scene, he learned that the homeowner had an outstanding warrant for a Probation Revocation on previous drug trafficking charges. It was believed that the homeowner was in the house and was refusing to come out, so the officer secured the scene. During that process, police found what appeared to be evidence of active drug trafficking outside the residence.

What Was Seized in the Search?

Police got a search warrant and entered the house, where they found the homeowner as well as substances presumed to be fentanyl. Officials say over 200 grams of the drug were seized. In addition, the search netted large quantities of what appeared to be property stolen from burglaries that had previously been reported to Fairfield Police. In total, over 300 pieces of evidence were gathered over the course of about 8 hours.

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Fairfield Police say it could take several weeks for the stolen items to be identified and returned to their rightful owners.

Who Was Arrested?

Two people were inside the home and were taken into custody:

  • Johnathan Caswell, 38, of Fairfield is the homeowner. He's charged with aggravated trafficking in schedule drugs, as well as receiving stolen property.
  • Randi Goldsmith, 35, of Fairfield is charged with aggravated trafficking in schedule drugs.

Both people were transported to the Somerset County Jail and are expected to make their first court appearance on Friday. Goldsmith's bail was set at $1,500 cash while Caswell is being held on two probation holds, as well as $2,500 cash bail.

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