Middletown Couple Charged With Drug Trafficking

Couple allegedly sold crack cocaine near Middletown day care

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    A Middletown man and his girlfriend were arrested this weekend on drug trafficking charges after police found crack cocaine in their Traverse Square home.

    According to police, Cedric Bass, 32, originally of 222 Pearl Street, was sentenced to a year in jail in January on drug-related charges, but allegedly continued to sell crack cocaine after being released on parole.

    Police searched 47 Traverse Square, where Bass had been staying with girlfriend Nikiya Bond, 28, after receiving complaints from neighbors.

    The residence is part of a housing project located near the Idella Howell Child Development Day Care Center at 44 Hamlin Court.

    While searching the home, police found drug paraphernalia and a pot on the stove lined with cocaine residue, authorities siad.

    Bond was arrested and charged with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of narcotics with intent to sell within a public housing project, possession of drug paraphernalia within 1500 feet of a school zone, operation of a drug factory and possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana.

    She was released on a $50,000 non-surety bond and is due in court Aug. 16.

    Bass was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia near a school zone, possession of drug paraphernalia in a drug factory, possession with intent to sell, distribution of controlled substances less than 1500 feet from a school zone, possession of narcotics and possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana.

    He was held on a $150,000 surety bond and is due in court Aug. 16.

    Bass is a convicted felon with a history of drug charges, violation of probation, second- and third-degree assault, possession of marijuana and driving under the influence.

    Officers also arrested one other man at Bond’s apartment and two people who allegedly bought drugs from Bass and Bond, according to police.