Norwalk Man Tasered And Arrested On Drug Charges

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Tyrone Patterson, 27, was arrested Tuesday on several drug charges, and interfering with an officer.
Tyrone Patterson, 27, was arrested Tuesday on several drug charges, and interfering with an officer. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Norwalk Police Department

NORWALK, Conn. - A Norwalk man was Tasered and arrested on drug charges Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Tyrone Patterson, 27, was charged with possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell, possession near a school and interfering with an officer.

Officers were patrolling the area of South Main Street Tuesday when they said they spotted Patterson with blood on his face. While they were talking to him, he twisted his body in order to hide his right arm from view, police said. When the officers asked what he was hiding, he spun around and took off running, according to police reports. Police said that he also dropped a plastic bag containing numerous white items and a cell phone.

Police chased Patterson across Merritt Street and back to South Main Street. At one point, they shot him with a Taser, but it had no effect on him, according to police reports. Officers eventually tackled him to the ground and handcuffed him. He was taken to Norwalk Hospital to have the Taser prongs removed before being taken to the police station.

The plastic bag contained 22 pieces of crack cocaine, police said. He also had six plastic baggies in his pocket, each containing crack cocaine, according to police.

Patterson was wearing an ankle bracelet because he was on special parole for a felony sale of narcotics in 2005. Police contacted his parole officer after processing him.

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Thank you Norwalk PD for getting this parole-violating, drug dealing criminal off the streets. The taser didn't work but you still caught the guy the old fashioned way. Well done.

Tim T:
1) You spend WAY TOO MUCH TIME cruising the internet for police stories, only so you can make some absurd comment against the police. Get a life.
2) You might be off your meds, go see a doctor.
3) It's futile to try and avenge the bullying you most certainly endured in high school by bashing the police. You should channel that energy in a productive way. Destructive behavior, regardless of who it is directed towards, will only ad to your stress and take years off of your life.

:-)

John
I would suggest that you tale your own advise as you seem to describe yourself

Can the NPD not do anything without using a taser?? This tells me we are hiring cowards for cops. Strange how years back cops could do their job and do it much better than today without a taser..Also NYPD only issues tasers to sergeant.. Its seems that at the NPD the janitor has this toy.
THE TASER IS TOTALLY ABUSED BY THE NPD AND SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY REMOVED FROM USE UNTIL WE CAN GET SOME PROFESSIONALS AT THE NPD.