A Bridgeport man selling drugs from his home and car in Danbury has been arrested. Danbury Police were granted a search warrant based on an investigation they launched several weeks ago into neighbor complaints on George Street.
Police saw 32-year old Jack Wessells on Aaron Samuels Boulevard Wednesday afternoon making a drug sale to 54-year old Mark Medrano. Both men were found with crack cocaine in their possession and were arrested. Officers searched an apartment Wessells was using and found assorted drug paraphernalia, which they seized.
Wessells was charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell less than an ounce, sale of crack cocaine, sale of crack cocaine within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell less than half an ounce, possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.
He was held on $150,000 bond.
Medrano was charged with possession and released on a written promise to appear in court at a later date.
While carrying out search warrants in that case, other activity consistent with drug sales was spotted by officers. That led to two more arrests.
Surveillance being conducted in the George Street area led officers to a suspicious car. Danbury Police saw 22-year old Darrin Sheppard of Danbury approach 22-year old Todd Cooper from New Milford. Sheppard got in the car, and they drove away. Police followed, but lost sight of the vehicle. While carrying out search warrants for the apartment used by Wessells, the pair returned to the area and parked nearby.
Sheppard started to get out of the car, but stopped when he saw police. Officers could smell burnt marijuana and see pot in the vehicle, some packaged for sale. Other contraband related to drug sales was also spotted.
Cooper was charged with possession of less than half an ounce of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drug paraphernalia within 1,500 feet of a school. He was released on $500 bond.
Sheppard was charged with possession of a controlled substance and released on a written promise to appear in court.