A Vernon drug dealer and his girlfriend were arrested Tuesday afternoon in a surveillance operation, according to police.
Vernon police and members of the East Central Narcotics Task Force were conducting a surveillance operation to nab a known drug dealer in Rockville, police said.
Sylvester “Frank” Gillespie, Jr. and his girlfriend Crystal Velazquez were arrested after being stopped on South Frontage Road. Arresting officers seized 7.8 grams of crack cocaine and $500 cash, according to police.
Gillespie, 42, of Old Town Road in Vernon, was charged with possession of cocaine, conspiracy to possess cocaine, interfering with a police officer, operating a car with a defective windshield and failure to use a turn signal. His bond was set at $15,000.
Velazquez, 21, of Ward Street in Vernon, was charged with possession of cocaine and conspiracy to possess cocaine. Velazquez’s bond was set at $5,000.
Both Gillespie and Velazquez are due in court Oct. 29.