Published on May 27th, 2013 | by Daniel R. Perlman0
Norwalk Police Special Services Unit arrests high-volume crack dealers
The Special Services Unit of the Norwalk Police Department arrested three men, including two high-volume crack dealers and the owner of a local hookah lounge, in two separate investigations Thursday.
Christopher Taylor, 30, of 16 Quaker Road, and Philip “Blue” Pace, 25, whose last known address is 10 Sention Ave., both face numerous charges related to the sale of crack-cocaine. Taylor’s bond was set at $350,000, and Pace is being held on $250,000 bond. Both men will likely be arraigned Friday at Norwalk Superior Court.
Brian Federici, 33, was arrested for weapons in a motor vehicle, failure to keep controlled substances in prescribed container and possession of a controlled substance. He is being held on a remand to custody order for violating the conditions of his parole.
Taylor and Pace were taken into custody at the conclusion of a joint investigation conducted by the Norwalk and Stamford police departments, police said.
Pace and Taylor drove together in the same car to make a narcotics transaction in a Connecticut Avenue parking lot, police said. Taylor had five warrants for his arrest for selling crack, and Pace had two warrants for similar allegations, according to Lt. James Walsh, commander of the Special Services Unit.
Taylor tried to run and struggled with officers trying to take him into custody, netting him an interfering with an officer charge, police said. He also had a large amount of crack and a small amount of marijuana on him, police said.
Pace also had crack in his pocket, according to police.
Source: thehour.com “Norwalk Police Special Services Unit arrests high-volume crack dealers,” May 27, 2013.