Daily Blotter – Nov. 24

Former alderman's charged with selling pot and a judge goes to court.

Ex-Town Official Faces Drug Charges

Three men, including a former Ansonia alderman, are facing drug charges in court Monday.  Police found 1,000 marijuana plants growing in a basement and attic of a private home on Root Avenue.  Cheyne Mazza, and his cousin Paul Mazza, both 26, and former alderman Joseph Cassetti, 58, all face drug possession charges.  The marijuana had an estimated street value of $300,000.

Judge Accused of Driving Drunk

A community court judge charged with driving under the influence has been given a two week postponement on her case. State troopers say 59-year old Curtissa Cofield drove her BMW into a construction zone on Route-2 and hit a state police cruiser in October.  It happened on the eastbound side of the highway near exit 8 in Glastonbury. She has applied for probation. No one was hurt.

Alleged Drunk Driver Runs into D.U.I. Checkpoint 
A West Haven woman faces drunk driving charges after hitting two Meriden police detectives at a D.U.I. checkpoint.  Detectives Robert Milslagle and Joseph Robinson were hit on East Main Street early Sunday morning while they were working the checkpoint.  Zynia Alvarez is charged with D.U.I., reckless driving, and assault with a motor vehicle.  The detectives were treated for minor injuries.

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