Bristol mother and son arrested after New Britain, Bristol police find evidence of 'large scale drug operation'

Published on Monday, 25 January 2021 13:28


BRISTOL – Two Bristol residents have been accused of operating a drug factory after authorities from New Britain and Bristol found evidence indicative of “large scale” drug trafficking in their home where three minors were present.

Police last week charged Kaiyon Gunn, 20, and his mother, Dacia Gunn, 43, following a search of their home at 24 Charles St. in November, according to an arrest warrant in the case. Police in the document indicated Kaiyon’s brother, Kyshawn Gunn, 23, who also resides at the home, is expected to be charged as well.

During a search of the Charles Street home on Nov. 4, according to the warrant, authorities reported finding a total of 1,440 wax folds of heroin or Fentanyl, $7,474 of suspected drug proceeds, more than 20 cell phones, multiple scales, cutting agents and packaging materials and one live round of ammunition. The evidence, police wrote, was “indicative of a large scale drug operation” being conducted in the home.

Police also noted in the warrant three minors were at the home when authorities arrived for the search. Any identifying information related to the children, including ages, was omitted from the document that was released publicly.

Kaiyon Gunn and Dacia Gunn each face charges of operation of a drug factory, risk of injury to a minor, possession with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Judicial records on Monday indicated Kyshawn Gunn had not yet been charged in the case, though police wrote in the warrant that his arrest is expected. He is being held in custody in connection with other pending cases.

According to police reports, Kyshawn Gunn and another man were arrested by New Britain police last fall and accused of shooting a 19-year-old on Oct. 3 on East Street, in New Britain. Police wrote Gunn and the other suspect drove up to the vehicle the victim and another man were in before firing multiple rounds. Kyshawn Gunn, police said in their reports, had an ongoing dispute with the other man in the vehicle, who was not shot.

While Kyshawn Gunn was being held on bond in the shooting, the warrant in the drug case indicated, he made several phone calls to Kaiyon Gunn, during which police believe they spoke about drugs using code words. The recorded calls were used to get a search warrant for the Bristol residence where the brothers reside.

Kaiyon Gunn and Dacia Gunn are both free on $250,000 bond. Dacia Gunn is expected to appear in New Britain Superior Court next Tuesday, while Kaiyon Gunn is scheduled to go before a judge on May 4.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Monday, 25 January 2021 13:28. Updated: Monday, 25 January 2021 13:31.