NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Police raided an apartment near Jefferson Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon and arrested a suspected cocaine dealer, according to police reports.
Gregory Edwards, 33, of Riverside Avenue was identified as a suspect in powder cocaine sales out of his apartment by Norwalk’s Special Services Division, Lt. Jim Walsh said Thursday. Edwards’ residence is approximately one block away from Jefferson Elementary.
After an investigation of several weeks, police obtained a warrant for Edwards’ arrest. Officers went to his apartment Wednesday afternoon to serve the warrant, and took him into custody without incident, according to police reports.
A moderate amount of cocaine was found in the apartment, along with a small amount of marijuana that police believe is for personal use, Walsh said.
Edwards was charged with multiple counts of sale and possession of narcotics, and added charges for being within 1,500 feet of a school. He was also issued an infraction on>>> marijuana possession. He was held on a $50,000 bond, and is due in court on Oct. 24.