|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 2, 2010
On December 1, 2010 at approximately 2:00 p.m. the State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force assisted by the Waterbury Police Department, concluded a two month investigation into a cocaine trafficking organization operating in the New Haven and Waterbury area with the arrest of 4 people.
During this narcotics investigation SNTF Undercover Narcotics Detectives developed information and submitted arrest warrant applications to GA #4 Waterbury for the arrest of 4 people. The arrest warrants were issued by the court and in addition a Search and Seizure Warrant was also issued.
This narcotics investigation resulted in the seizure of over one kilogram of cocaine (1303 grams), and $8335 cash
Thomas Pastore (DOB 09/24/75) of 9 Arthur Road, East Haven.
Jovani Ayala (DOB 07/05/83) of 675 South Main Street, Waterbury.
Jose Rivera (DOB 12/27/77) of 37 Knollwood Circle, Waterbury.
Ernest Delgado (DOB 06/30/84) of 73 Angel Drive, Waterbury.
All of the accused were held on $500,000 cash bond and will be arraigned in GA #4 Waterbury today 12/2/10.
21a-279(a), Possession Of Narcotics.
21-278(b), Possession Of Narcotics With Intent To Sell.
21a-279(d), Possession Of Narcotics Within 1500’ Of A School.
21a-278(a)b, Possession Of Narcotics With Intent To Sell Within 1500’ Of A School.
21a-278(a), Possession Of Narcotics With Intent To Sell 1 oz Or More.
53a-48/21a-278(b), Conspiracy To Commit Sale Of Narcotics.
53a-48/21a-278a(b), Conspiracy To Commit Sale Of Narcotics Within 1500’ Of A School.
Lt. J. Paul Vance