Four Danbury Men Arrested On Charges Of Selling, Possessing Crack

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DANBURY, Conn. - After an investigation lasting several weeks, Danbury police arrested two men on charges of selling crack cocaine and another two on charges of drug possession Tuesday afternoon, police said. 

Danbury officers arrested Ramon Cruz, 26, and Bernard Coleman, 27, of Danbury as they were selling drugs at the Taco Bell on Main Street, police said.

Cruz attempted to flee, running into rush-hour traffic on Main Street and toward a building on the opposite side of the street, police said. Officers apprehended him, but Cruz continued to resist arrested as he was taken to the department's nearby headquarters, police said.

Both Cruz and Coleman were in possession of a substantial amount of crack cocaine and several hundred dollars in cash, police said. 

Cruz was charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell over half an ounce, sale of crack cocaine, possession of a narcotic with in 1,500 feet of a school, possession of a narcotic with intent to sell with in 1,500 feet of a school, interfering with a search warrant, destruction of evidence, interfering with the duties of a police officer. He was held on $150,000 bond; no court date was given.  

Coleman was charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell over half an ounce, sale of crack cocaine, possession of a narcotic with in 1,500 feet of a school, possession of a narcotic with intent to sell with in 1,500 feet of a school. He was held on $100,000 bond; no court date was given.

Officers also charged the two suspected drug buyers, Louis Montanaro, 57, and Gary Grandieri, 58, of Danbury, police said. Each was charged with possession of crack cocaine and released on a written promise to appear in court on an undisclosed date.

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