NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s Special Services Division made two arrests of men suspected of dealing crack cocaine in separate incidents Monday, according to police reports.
Special Services officers were assigned to patrols near the Merritt Street homeless shelter because of residents’ complaints about drugs sales in the area, police said. While watching the area officers saw Nathan Trowell, 22, of Bridgeport make a hand-to-hand transaction with another person, according to police reports.
Officers approached Trowell, who then turned over three small bags of crack cocaine, police said. Another four bags were found in his pocket, according to the arrest report. Trowell was charged with possession and sale of narcotics and an additional charged for being within 1,500 feet of a school. He was held on a $10,000 bond, and is due in court on Oct. 11.
In the second case, officers drove by Ryan Park Monday evening on regular patrols. As they drove by Roderick Ford, 50, of Merritt Street, yelled to the officers, according to police reports.
While talking with police Ford appeared to be under the influence of some kind of drug, police said. He appeared to try to swallow something, and when prompted by police he spat out nine small plastic bags containing crack cocaine, police said.
Ford was arrested and charged with interfering with police, possession and sale of narcotics and an additional charge for being within 1,500 feet of a school. He was held on a $10,000 bond, and is due in court on Oct. 11.