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Stamford Man On Parole Arrested On PCP, Crack Charges

Damon Dukes Photo Credit: Stamford Police
Damon Dukes was charged with being in possession of a .45 caliber semi-automatic weapon. Photo Credit: Stamford Police Department
Damon Dukes of Stamford was charged with multiple drug charges after police discovered PCP and crack cocaine in his home. Photo Credit: Stamford Police
Shovonda Thomas was also arrested on numerous drug charges. Photo Credit: Stamford Police Department

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A Stamford man who has served time on multiple drug and weapons charges, was arrested again by Stamford police on Wednesday after Stamford narcotics unit detectives received information that he was dealing drugs again, according to Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin.

Police set up surveillance of Damon Dukes, 40, of Pine Hill Avenue, after receiving the information that the parolee was dealing again, said Conklin.

During the surveillance, detectives watched as he made one drug deal with a person in a car in front of his house and then left his home in another car. Officers followed and pulled him over for failing to use a turning signal when making a turn, Conklin said.

During the stop, detectives saw Dukes throw something out the window under the car parked next to him. The driver of the other car also saw the action and reached under her car to retrieve the package. Police found the package contained five packages of phencyclidine or PCP, Conklin added.

After arresting Dukes, detectives returned to his home where they received consent from his girlfriend, Shavonda Thomas, to search the home. During the search, detectives found additional PCP, 20 bags of crack cocaine, liquid PCP, $1,493 in cash and a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun, Conklin said.

Dukes and Thomas were charged with possession of PCP and crack, possession with intent to sell of a hallucinogenic drug and running a drug factory. Dukes was also charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon on parole, Conklin added.

Dukes was remanded by his parole officer to the county jail. Thomas is being held on $10,000 bail. Both are set to appear in court on Sept. 21.

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