NORWALK, Conn. -- A New Haven man was arrested by Norwalk police Thursday after a months-long investigation into the sale of crack in the city, police said.
Thomas Edwards, 51, was charged with multiple counts of possession of narcotics, sale of narcotics, and possession and sale near a school. He was held on $250,000 bond and will appear in court on June 23.
The investigation began several months ago after the Norwalk Police Department's Special Services Division received information that Edwards was selling large amounts of crack, police said. For about four months, undercover officers purchased crack from Edwards four times at various locations around the city, according to police.
On Wednesday evening, officers called Edwards and set up a fifth deal, police said. Edwards told officers he was heading back from New York, and was stopped getting off I-95 at the Norwalk/Darien border, police said.
Officers found 17 grams of crack on Edwards, which he had purchased in New York, police said. He was then taken into custody.