A Raymond Street resident was arrested Wednesday after Darien Police say they had obtained information about narcotics being sold from the residence.

Nicholas J. Torcia, 26, of 11 Raymond Street, was charged with operating a drug factory, possession of marijuana over four ounces (two counts) and possession of marijuana with an intent to sell.

Over the past several weeks, the Darien Police Detective Division developed information that narcotics were being sold from a residence located at 11 Raymond St. in Darien.  As part of this investigation, detectives conducted several surveillances. During surveillance of the residence on Wednesday, officers observed activity which was consistent with a narcotics transaction being conducted.  Follow up investigation lead to a search of the Raymond Street address, and identified the resident as Nicholas J. Torcia.

The search yielded a substantial amount of evidence that Torcia was distributing marijuana, THC oil cartridges, and vaporizer devices. During the search, specifically, 385 grams of marijuana, 237 THC oil cartridges, and 12 vaporizers were located and seized.  The estimated street value of the contraband recovered was over $16,000. Six hundred thirty five dollars in cash was also seized.

Torcia was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was fully processed for the above charges.

Torcia was issued a $50,000 bond and remains in the custody of the Darien Police Department.  He is scheduled to appear in court on March 12.