2 Naugatuck brothers charged in area drug trafficking


SHELTON – Several police and drug agencies carried out an investigation which lead to the arrest of two Naugatuck brothers who were allegedly responsible for an increase in overdoses.

Shelton police, Drug Enforcement Administration New Haven District Office Task Force and the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force initiated an investigation in January into a considerable surge in overdoses along the Route 8 corridor in central and southern parts of the state according to a Shelton Police Detective Bureau press release.

A coordinated operation which involved several agencies including Shelton Police Department, DEA New Haven District Office, CSP Statewide Narcotics Task Force and the Naugatuck Police Department lead to the arrest of Ronshen Majors and Devone Majors in Naugatuck and Ansonia on March 21.

Shelton Police Department’s plainclothes division members quickly identified Ronshen Majors and Devone Majors as the primary sources of narcotics supply of many customers in Shelton, Naugatuck, Waterbury, Derby and Ansonia. Shelton Police officers conducted multiple controlled purchases of narcotics from both brothers throughout the investigation, the release states.

The two brothers were watched between their residences, stash locations and during transactions through law enforcement investigative techniques.

Afterwards, police executed two search warrants at both brothers’ residences in Naugatuck. The operation resulted in police seizing two 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees, about $100,000 in suspected illegal narcotics proceeds, about 50 grams of purple fentanyl and about 100 grams of cocaine base.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and further arrests are anticipated.