Police: Waterbury man caught with crack in Danbury
DANBURY — A Waterbury man is facing a felony drug charge after being caught with crack-cocaine earlier this week.
Terrell Jermaine Staton, 43, was charged with possession of a narcotic substance with intent to sell/distribute following a traffic stop Tuesday around 4 p.m.
It all started when a state trooper’s license plate recognition system detected an unregistered car driving westbound on I-84 near Exit 6.
The trooper stopped the vehicle, driven by Staton, on Water Street.
Through an investigation, it was determined that Staton was in possession of approximately 11.9 grams of crack-cocaine, police said.
State police also found that Staton had an outstanding warrant for violating probation.
This wasn’t Staton’s first possession with intent to sell/distribute charge. He was found guilty of that same charge last year and sentenced to two years in jail — suspended after six months — and two years probation, according to court records.
Staton did not post the $5,000 surety bond for the possession with intent charge or the $50,000 surety bond for the probation violation charge.
He was held at Troop A headquarters in Southbury until his arraignment at Danbury Superior Court the next morning.