Stamford Man Busted On Cocaine Charges After Struggle With Officers

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Christian Ovalle-Perez, 38, of 44 Taff Ave., was charged with one count each of possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, operating a drug factory and resisting arrest after Stamford Police arrested him Friday.
Christian Ovalle-Perez, 38, of 44 Taff Ave., was charged with one count each of possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, operating a drug factory and resisting arrest after Stamford Police arrested him Friday. Photo Credit: Stamford Police Department

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford officers seized cocaine with a street value of about $7,500 and arrested a man they suspected who was on his way to make a drug deal Friday night, police said.

Christian Ovalle-Perez, 38, of 44 Taff Ave., was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, operating a drug factory and resisting arrest. He was held by police on $125,000 bond.

Narcotics and Organized Crime Squad officers received a tip that a man was planning to deliver cocaine to 327 Greenwich Ave., Captain Richard Conklin said.

Officers went to the area and waited for the suspect to arrive, police said. When they saw him approach the residence, they sprang on him, police said. The man was seen tossing a small plastic bag away as he tried to flee, police said.

He struggled after officers grabbed him but was eventually subdued, police said.

Police said they found slightly more than half a gram of cocaine in the man's possession after they searched him. Officers also found the plastic bag the man is suspected of tossing away, and it contained about 7 grams of cocaine, police said.

Police received a search warrant for the man's apartment and discovered 50 grams of cocaine, a digital scale and packaging materials.

Conklin said the estimated street value of the cocaine is about $7,500.

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