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Middletown, Connecticut 06457


                        NARCOTICS ARRESTS AT SCSU CAMPUS

   In early October 2008 Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) Police Department developed information during a criminal investigation of possible sale of narcotics on the campus of the university.

   SCSU Police initiated an investigation and requested the assistance of the Connecticut State Police  Statewide Narcotics Task force to conduct a joint criminal investigation into this issue. 

   During the investigation undercover statewide narcotics task force detectives were able infiltrate the narcotics sales operation and made several controlled narcotics purchases from a small concentrated group on campus.

   As a result of investigative facts and circumstances developed in this criminal investigation,  Statewide Narcotics Detectives submitted a search and seizure warrant application and seven (7) arrest warrant applications to Superior Court.  The warrants were all issued by the court for this case. 

   On 03/11/09 at 7:00 a.m. SCSU Police Officers and State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force Detectives executed the search and seizure warrant at a townhouse located on the university campus at 188 Pine Rock Ave D-28 Hamden, Ct.  In addition seven arrest warrants were served and the seven accused were taken into custody and two additional on site arrests were made. They were transported to SCSU Police Station were they were processed and bonds were set.  All arrested will appear in Superior Court to answer the felony narcotics charges. 

The following suspects were taken into custody today 03/11/09. All accused will be presented at GA #23 New Haven:

1)   Blaire Dawson  08/03/90

7 Eastlake Rd. Trumbull, CT

Charges:  Sale of Controlled Substance 

               Sale of Narcotics 21a-278b

         Bond:   $50,000

2)   Patrick Benjamin   04/22/86

188 Pine Rock Ave., Hamden, CT

Charges:  Sale of Controlled Substance (2 cts.)

              Possession of Narcotics

              Possession of Narcotics w/intent to sell

              Poss. of narcotics within 1500’ of school

              Poss. of controlled substance

              Poss. of cont. substance w/intent to sell

              Poss. of cont. sub. w/in 1500' school

Bond:  $450,000  

    3)  Christopher Marullo   05/15/89

27 Orchard St.  Cos Cob, CT

Charges:  Sale of Controlled Substance

Bond:   $50,000

    4)  Connor Heney    03/31/90

33 Hunt St. Weymouth, MA

Charges:  Sale of Controlled Substance   (2 cts)

Bond:   $100,000

    5) Donte Blackmon  DOB: 8/26/90

107 Pearl St., Hamden, CT

         Charges: Sale of Controlled Substance   (2 cts.)

Bond: $100,000

      6)   Odarius Turner   DOB: 12/3/85

         108 Degraw Ave

       Teaneck, NJ

       Charges: Possession of Narcotics

                   Possession of Narcotics w/intent to sell

                    Poss. of Narcoticsw/in 1500’ of school      

       Bond:  $50,000

     7) Terrance Cramer   DOB: 12/15/84

        67 Dickerman St

       New Haven, CT

       Charges: Possession of controlled Substance

                    Poss. of cont. subs. w/intent to sell

                    Poss. of cont. subs. w/in 1500’ of school

       Bond:   $50,000

   Today shortly after 7:00 a.m. State Police Narcotics  Detectives and Southern Connecticut State University Police executed a search and seizure warrant at a residence located at 188 Pine Rock Ave., Hamden. Seized during that search were 242 Assorted prescription pills (oxycotin type) with a street value of $12,000, Marijuana with a street value of $3500, $900 cash, drug paraphernalia scales, cutting agents, and package materials. 
seizure from SCSU case

Two additional arrests are pending in this case.


LT. J. Paul Vance