Middletown police have arrested three people accused of dealing molly, cocaine, crack and marijuana from Middletown public housing projects.
Police searched 29 Daddario Road and 34 Schaefer Road on Monday after conducting surveillance amid several complaints from neighbors, building management and landlords, according to a police, and arrested Paul Godet, 29, James Parker, 32, and Parker’s girlfriend, Shaquina Privott, 36, on several drug charges.
Godet, of 34 Schaefer Road, and Parker, of 29 Daddario Road, are accused of working together to sell drugs in town from public housing, as well as other locations, according to the arraignment report.
\Molly, or MDMA, is gaining popularity among young people and 11 students at Wesleyan University in Middletown were recently hospitalized after taking the drug last month. These arrests are not connected to the Wesleyan cases, police said.
Parker, who is on parole for narcotics sales, was meeting with his parole officer around 5 p.m. on Monday when police arrived and alerted him of the search, police said.
When officers searched Parker, who is unemployed, they found $937 in cash, an iPhone 6 and a white Android phone, police said.
At Parker’s house, officers found 119.7 grams of Molly, along with a pill, worth a combined $2,500; 8.4 grams of crack cocaine, worth an estimated $840; .8 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $2,993; a heat sealer; and mail addressed to Parker. Officers also noted that he had several expensive electronics.
As police spoke with Privott, she pointed out where the marijuana was, but denied knowing anything about the molly or crack, police said.
When officers searched Godet’s home, they found him in the kitchen as a neighbor watched his girlfriend’s 6-year-old daughter.
Godet claimed that he didn’t live at the address, but police found mail addressed to him in the master bedroom, the arraignment report states.
They also found 10 packages of molly, worth an estimated $420; a cell phone; a 15.3-gram bag of marijuana, worth an estimated $153; a digital scale with marijuana residue and more. Because a child was at Godet’s home, police determined the proximity to the drugs posed a risk. Police seized the cash and drugs.
Parker is being held on $500,000 bond.
Godet was charged with distribution of a controlled substance, drug possession and risk of injury to a minor, in addition to other charges. He was held on $250,000.
Privott was charged with distribution of controlled substances, possession with intent to sell, illegal sale of a controlled substance and more. She was released on $50,000 bond and is due in court on March 30.
Police also spoke with the state Department of Children and Families to report suspected abuse and neglect.