CT: Former West Haven councilwoman charged with selling narcotics out of her bakery

Stamford Advocate –

WEST HAVEN — Police have charged former councilwoman and bakery owner Louise Martone and her husband with crimes related to selling drugs out of the eatery after a “months-long investigation.”

Sgt. Patrick Buturla said the department’s street crime unit launched an investigation into “prescription oxycodone pills being illegally sold” from Louise’s Homemade Food and Baked Goods — a bakery located at 4 Ocean Avenue — in December 2020.

Louise Martone is a former West Haven councilwoman who was head of the finance committee until she a lost re-election in 2019. When she opened her dual deli-bakery in 2015, she was hailed by West Haveners for bringing Italian pastries to the area, which before people would have traveled to New Haven for.

Police said they obtained warrants for the arrests of both Louise and Robert Martone, as well as a search warrant for the bakery at the end of the investigation, which were executed on June 4.

“A search of the business revealed numerous items of evidentiary value to include Oxycodone pills and cash,” Buturla said.

Louise Martone was taken into custody “without incident” and charged with four counts of selling narcotics, four counts of the illegal sale of prescription drugs, according to police. She was also charged with one count of “conspiracy to commit sale of narcotics” and one count of conspiring to illegally sell prescription drugs, police said.

Ronald Martone turned himself in later, according to Buturla. He was charged with one count of conspiring to sell narcotics and another count of conspiring to illegally sell prescription drugs, Buturla added.

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