NORWALK, Conn. -- In a game of cat and mouse between police and suspected drug dealers, police leaped into action Tuesday and nabbed a Norwalk man just after he completed an alleged drug deal, police said.
Anthony Scullark, 31, of 54 Fairfield Ave., was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of narcotics with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of less than one half ounce of marijuana. He was held on a $1 million bond.
He is also on federal probation for drug sales.
Norwalk police had been tracking Scullark for some time, said Sgt. Kevin Markert. On Tuesday, officers followed him to the parking lot of the CVS at 696 West Ave., he said.
Another individual got into Scullark’s car and left a short time later, behavior that Markert is consistent with a drug deal.
Officers swooped in to arrest him just before noon and noticed he appeared to stuff something into his waistband, police said. Officers pulled him out the car, placed him on the ground and handcuffed him, police said.
Markert said officers found 50 glassine folds of heroin and $1,770 in cash at the scene. When Scullark was searched at headquarters, an additional 15 folds of heroin and 19 bags of crack cocaine was found, police said.
Officers executed a search warrant at Scullark’s Fairfield Avenue apartment and located $525 in cash, 14 grams of marijuana, and narcotics packaging materials, police said.
Markert said that due to his probation status, Scullark has a federal detainer set on him.
This isn't Scullark's first entanglement with the law. In 2013, he and 12 other people were arrested on federal charges of distributing crack cocaine.
In 2010, he was arrested after police caught him driving without a license and a search of his vehicle turned up a handgun in the car. He didn't have a permit for the gun, police said.
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