Law enforcement officers have arrested a 42-year-old man accused of selling drugs near a school in the Rockville section of Vernon.
Police searched a basement apartment at 22 Ward Street on Tuesday after learning that drug sales were happening in the area. Officers confiscated crack cocaine, baggies and $284 in cash, according to police.
Sylvester “Frank” Gillespie, 42, was arrested and charged with several drug offenses, including possession and sale of narcotics within 1500 feet of a school or daycare.
He was held on $250,000 bond and is due in court Wednesday.