DANBURY, Conn. -- A Danbury woman and a Stamford man were both arrested on drug charges after a lengthy investigation that ended with the woman being arrested at a local fast food restaurant.
Police arrested Katrina Cordeiro, 27, of Danbury and Andrew Coke, 28, of Stamford on Wednesday following a weeks-long investigation that began when police received complaints from citizens that Cordeiro was selling drugs in Danbury, according to police. Police said that based on surveillance of her home and other investigative techniques, they were able to detect activity consistent with drug trafficking, and a search and seizure warrant was issued for her home and car.
On Wednesday afternoon, Cordeiro was stopped while operating her car in the driveway of a local fast food restaurant, police said. She was found to be in possession of illegal drugs and placed under arrest, according to police reports.
Police then went to search her apartment on Nabby Road, where they found Coke to be the lone occupant of the apartment. Police said that a search of the apartment turned up more illegal drugs, as well as substantial amounts of money believed to be the fruits of drug sales. Coke was then placed under arrest.
Cordeiro was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a school and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was held on bond. Coke was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a school, and released on a promise to appear in court.