NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Police made four arrests in the course of 24 hours in connection with suspected crack cocaine and heroin sales in the city, according to police reports.
Two of the arrests came in unrelated investigations into drug sales. The Norwalk Police Special Services Division conducted undercover investigations throughout the past summer into street-level crack cocaine sales.
Juan DeJesus, 26, of Sable Street was identified as a suspect in those investigations, Lt. James Walsh said Wednesday. On two occasions this summer DeJesus arranged to meet an undercover officer in various spots in Norwalk to sell “moderate amounts” of crack cocaine, Walsh said.
Norwalk Police filed for an arrest warrant for DeJesus earlier this month. He was seen walking in the area of South Main Street onTuesday night, and was arrested on the warrant. He was charged with two counts each of possession of narcotics, sale of narcotics and added charges for being within 1,500 feet of a school. He was held on a $100,000 bond.
Jaequann Gilbert, 21, of Main Avenue was also a suspect in the Special Services investigation. He was accused of selling crack cocaine to undercover officers three times over the summer, Walsh said.
Gilbert is currently in police custody on unrelated charges, according to court records. He was arrested on a warrant at court Wednesday morning on drug sale and possession charges, according to police reports. He is being held on bond in connection with the new charges.
Norwalk Police arrested two more suspects during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning. Officers on patrol saw a car turn onto South Main Street without a signal and pulled the car over, according to the police report.
While talking with the three people inside, an officer spotted a bag with white powder that later tested positive for cocaine, police said. During a search of the car, police found two plastic bags concealed in a bag of rice, containing 16 containers of heroin, according to the police report. A small amount of marijuana was also found inside a cigarette box in the car, police said.
Jimeesha Cooper, 21, and Frank Gonsalves, 25, both of Bridgeport, were charged with possession of narcotics, distribution of narcotics, possession of marijuana and conspiracy. Cooper, the driver, was also charged with an improper signal and with driving with a suspended license.
Both were held on a $100,000 bond, and are due in court on Oct. 15. A third person who was inside the car ran from the scene down Water Street, according to police reports. Officers were unable to find the third man, and the case is still under investigation.