Police have arrested a man accused of selling cocaine and said he sold it to an undercover officer five times.
On Wednesday, officers from the Norwalk Police Department Special Services Division, as well as the Westport and Stamford Police Departments, executed five arrest warrants for Andrew Sebastian Arteaga, 27, of Stamford.
The arrest warrants were issued after a drug investigation that went on for several weeks and included an undercover officer who purchased cocaine from Arteaga on five separate occasions in busy parking lots in the area of Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk, according to a news release from police.
Police arrested Arteaga on Wednesday in one of those parking lots and found him with 2.9 grams of powdered cocaine, according to a news release from police.
With help from police dog Kai, police found 1.98 grams of cocaine and around 3 grams of marijuana.
After Arteaga was arrested, police searched his home and found a small amount of cocaine, police said.
Arteaga was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell within 1,500 of a school, sale of narcotics, possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school and possession of less than half-ounce marijuana.
One arrest warrant charges him with possession of narcotics and sale of narcotics.
Four additional warrants charges him with possession of narcotics,
possession of narcotics within 1,500 of a school, sale of narcotics and sale of narcotics within 1,500 of a school.
Bond was set at $75,000 for Arteaga’s arrest on May 20, while bond for each of the five arrest warrants was court-set at $75,000. Total bond was set at $450,000.