DANBURY, Conn. — A 22-year-old Danbury man was arrested on multiple drug charges after he intentionally backed into an unmarked police car in an attempt to flee as officers served a warrant, police said.
At 2:36 p.m. Wednesday, offices took Kevin Patricio Pereira and his car into custody on Durant Street, then proceeded to his home at 114 Triangle St, 1st floor, and executed a search warrant, police said.
In the home, officers found a substantial quantity of narcotics, marijuana products and cash, which were all seized, police said. Pereira was placed under arrest and transported to the Danbury Police Department.
During processing, Pereira threatened the safety of the arresting investigators and intentionally damaged city property, which added the charge of criminal mischief, police said.
He was charged with possession of marijuana of less than 4 ounces, possession of controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia in a drug factory, three counts of possession of narcotics substances, possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell of less than a half ounce and criminal mischief.
He was held on $50,000 bond.
The warrants for Pereira's arrest were issued as a result of an investigation that began weeks earlier in response to complaints that Pereira was selling illegal drugs out of the home, police said. Based on surveillance of the residence and other investigations, officers detected activity consistent with drug trafficking, which led to the issuance of the search-and-seizure warrants by the Superior Court, police said.
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