Three men have been arrested on drug charges after neighbor complaints in Danbury. Police launched an investigation months ago into 34-year old Amarpreet Sidhu of Bethel selling drugs from the area of 7 Padanaram Road and throughout the City.
Search warrants were issued for the condo unit of 34-year old Patrick Rodrigues. The warrant was carried out yesterday afternoon.
Several ounces of powder cocaine, crack cocaine and fentanyl were seized. Packets of suboxone, a substantial quantity of LSD, several hundred dollars cash and a loaded 9mm pistol were found in the condo unit.
A third man at the apartment, 37-year old David Snyder of Brookfield, was in possession of a small quantity of crack cocaine and was charged. He was released on a written promise to appear in court at a later date.
Sidhu and Rodrigues were each charged with five counts each of possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell, possession within 1500 feet of a school, and possession with intent to sell within 1500 feet of a school, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts for possession of drug paraphernalia within 1500 feet of a school and two counts of criminal possession of a firearm and ammunition. They were each held on $250,000 bond.
Brookfield Police had an outstanding arrest warrant for Sidhu for drug sales. He is on parole for a previous conviction and will be remanded to the Department of Corrections.
Investigators were assisted by the Danbury Regional SWAT team, members of the Patrol Division and members of the Brookfield Police Department.