Police: Norwalk Man Found With Cocaine Outside Middle School

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Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson Photo Credit: Norwalk Police

NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk man was arrested on drug charges Monday after he was seen sitting alone in a van outside West Rocks Middle School on Monday, police said.

A passing motorist called police to notify them of a suspicious man watching a group of kids play basketball outside the school about 4:15 p.m., according to police reports. Officers found Robert Wilson, 52, of Dry Hill Road, parked in a grassy area off the road overlooking the court, police said. Wilson did not explain to police why he was in the area.

When asked for identification, Wilson initially told the officer that he could not find it, according to the arrest report.  When prompted again he was seen looking into his car’s center console, but did not produce his license, police said. Wilson eventually told the officer that he had smoked marijuana, and he had put his pipe into the console, according to the police report.

A K-9 team arrived on the scene and found a spoon with heroin residue, as well as two pill bottles. One bottle contained a plastic bag with cocaine, and the other had oxycodone pills inside, police said. Wilson also failed field sobriety tests at the scene, according to the police report.

Wilson was charged with possession of narcotics, failure to have prescription drugs in a proper container, driving under the influence and added charges for being within 1,500 feet of a school. He was also issued tickets for improper parking, driving an unregistered car and failure to have insurance. He was released on a $15,000 bond and is due in court on March 27.

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