The early to mid 1990's was a very busy time for Bridgeport's Tactical Narcotics Team.
Like many small, former industrial cities that had lost their manufacturing base, Bridgeport saw its working class neighborhoods become ghettos as the jobs disappeared and property values declined.
East Bridgeport in particular became a neighborhood of heavy narcotics trafficing. Located right next to several entrance and exit ramps to I-95, the housing projects were famous throughout the Southern Conneticut area as a place to score weed, crack, or a synthetic heroin known as P-Dope.
Like other poor urban areas, Bridgeport received federal funds to hire more police officers. And so every day the cat and mouse game of catching street dealers went on. But the real issues of addiction and major supply routes remained undealt with.
A home is raided in a search for drugs based on an informants information. No drugs were found, and the police admitted that they may have had a bad tip.