Police say that in the home of Mario Ribeiro they found crack and prescription drugs packaged for illegal sale.
New Canaan police issued this news release Friday afternoon:
On [Friday, May 16], members of the New Canaan Police Investigative Division, Norwalk Police Special Services Division, and the Stamford Police Narcotics and Organized Crime Squad executed a search warrant at 43 Scribner Ave. in Norwalk and served three arrest warrants for a resident there, Mario Ribeiro.
The arrest warrants and the search warrant were the culmination of an extensive narcotics investigation after New Canaan police obtained information that Ribeiro was selling crack cocaine throughout the area.
The New Canaan Police Department obtained three arrest warrants for
Ribeiro for the sale of crack cocaine to an undercover police officer on three separate occasions.
The Special Services Division of the Norwalk Police Department obtained a search warrant for Ribeiro’s residence, which was served at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Friday.
During the search of the Riberio residence, police personnel discovered in excess of 7 grams of crack cocaine, individually packaged for sale. Police also seized U.S. currency and a prescription medication not kept in a prescribed container that was bagged for sale.
New Canaan Police arrested Ribeiro for three counts of sale of crack cocaine and three counts of possession of cocaine.
Norwalk Police arrested Ribeiro for possession of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine within 1,500 feet of a school, illegal possession/sale of a controlled substance, and illegal possession/sale of a controlled substance within 15,00 feet of a school.
Ribeiro was brought to Norwalk Superior Court on Friday.