NORWALK, Conn. – A Bridgeport man attempted to sell crack-cocaine to badge-wearing Norwalk Police officers during his arrest Wednesday afternoon, police said.
The Norwalk Police Special Services Division conducted undercover investigations into street-level drug sales this past summer. Lesly Saintval, 31, of Bridgeport was identified as one of the suspects in the investigation, according to police reports.
Saintval arranged to meet with undercover officers to sell them crack-cocaine twice over the summer, police said. Norwalk Police filed for an arrest warrant based on those two incidents, and planned to serve the warrant Wednesday.
Undercover officers made arrangements to meet Saintval on Rowan Street near East Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. When the officers arrived, he offered to sell drugs to the officers, who were in plain clothes but had badges clearly displayed around their necks at the time, according to the police report.
Saintval was arrested at the scene, and during a pat-down officers found a bag containing 2.1 grams of powder cocaine and 17 individually wrapped bags of crack-cocaine on him, police said.
Saintval was charged with three counts each of possession of narcotics and sale of narcotics, with added charges for being within 1,500 feet of a school. He was held on $150,000 bond and is due in court on Oct. 21.