Danbury Police Arrest Alleged Mobile Drug Dealer
Danbury Police have announced that they've arrested a Waterbury man on numerous drug and weapon charges, after receiving multiple citizen complaints related to the suspect selling illicit drugs throughout the Dan bury area, from out of his 2014 BMW.
Yesterday morning, October 5, 2020, members of the Danbury Police Special Investigations Division, with officers from the Patrol Division and the DEA Taskforce, established a surveillance of Ramell "Mell" Crawford at his residence on Morningside Ave. in Waterbury. Investigators followed Crawford as he drove his 2014 BMW from his residence to Danbury.
Crawford and his vehicle were taken into custody, shortly after arriving in Danbury at the corner of Liberty Ave. and South St. A search of his vehicle revealed that he had a substantial amount of narcotics packaged for sale, drug paraphernalia and U.S. currency.
Investigators also searched Crawford's residence in Waterbury, where several more items, including a loaded pistol, a large capacity magazine, and more narcotics were seized.
Crawford was placed under arrest and transported to the Danbury Police Department where he was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Prohibited Possession of a Large Capacity Magazine, and Manufacture of Firearm W/O a Unique Identification Number.
Crawford is being held on a $250,000 cash bond, and, according to the News Times, this is a repeat offense for Crawford, who, in February 2020, was arrested and charged by Ridgefield Police with almost identical charges to which he is now facing in Danbury. He plead not guilty to all charges.