He was arrested Aug. 2 after police began investigating allegations that Diaz was selling drugs out of a city firehouse.
An informant purchased ecstasy from Diaz at his house, police said, and on Aug. 2 city, state and federal authorities, along with a SWAT team, raided Diaz's Douglas Street home.
Police said they seized 3.8 ounces of cocaine, 1.4 ounces of marijuana, 1 ounce of mushrooms, 39 ecstasy pills, a loaded .22-caliber pistol and $1,800 in cash. There was no mention in an arrest warrant of undercover buys at a firehouse.
Diaz's lawyer, Michael Georgetti, said the city's decision to fire Diaz is an employment issue that will be taken up by Diaz's union.
Written by The Hartford Courant
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