Three men have been arrested on drug related charges after being caught making an illicit transaction in a Danbury condo complex parking lot this week.
On Monday, members of the Danbury Police Department's Special Investigations Division and a federal law enforcement official were conducting a surveillance of the Brookside Condominium complex into reported illicit drug sales happening in the complex parking lot. Investigators learned that the operator of a gray Volvo was selling illicit drugs from his vehicle.
The car pulled into the lot and the two occupants sat in the vehicle for more than 20 minutes until a small white car park alongside it. That driver approached the Volvo, where an exchange of drugs for money took place.
22-year old Aaron Batista of Waterbury, 23-year old Alec Buday of Bridgeport were in the Volvo. The other driver was identified as 37-year old Marc Vachovetz of Danbury. Batista and Buday were in possession of a substantial quantity of heroin packaged for sale and a substantial amount of marijuana. Vachovetz was found to be in possession of 20 packets of heroin.
Vachovetz was released for a promise to appear in court at a later date and time, while Batista and Buday were each held on $100,000 bonds pending release or arraignment.
Batista and Buday were each charged with Possession of Narcotics, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Narcotics with intent to sell more than 1oz , Possession of a Controlled Substance within 1500’ of a School, Sale of Narcotics, Possession of Narcotics with intent to sell more than 1/2 oz but less than 4 oz, Sale of Narcotics Within 1500’ of a School, Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to sell within 1500’ of a School, Possession of Narcotics within 1500’ of a School, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with intent to sell within 1500’ School, Possession of Narcotics with intent to sell within 1500’ School, and Operating an motor vehicle with a suspended license.