A Danbury woman and a Waterbury man have been arrested on a number of drug offenses after neighbor complaints of illegal sales near South Street School. Police put the apartment under surveillance and approached the residence last Tuesday.
Amanda Fitzgerald was outside with a man and police say it looked like she was hiding something in her purse when they walked up. Inside, officers found 28-year old Thomas Collier. A search turned up 2.9 grams of cocaine, $513 in cash, and about 7.5 grams of “a green plant substance." Police also found a digital scale with white powder residue, baggies, heroin packaging and glass smoking pipes.
Fitzgerald had seven Clonazepam pills, a baggie of heroin labeled “now and later", and $390 cash on her.
Collier was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell within 1500 feet of a school, possession of narcotics within 1500 feet of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia within 1500 feet of a school, interfering with a search, and use of drug paraphernalia. Collier’s bond was set at $50,000 and he is being held in custody for a March 26th court appearance. He is due in court that day in an unrelated case as well.
Fitzgerald was charged with possession of a controlled substance near a school, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia near a school and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released on $10,000 bond, and is due in court March 13.