Police: Parolee caught with drugs
Updated 9:20 pm, Wednesday, January 16, 2013
BRIDGEPORT -- Officers looking for suspects in a different case made a drug arrest Tuesday night on Noble Avenue.
Two officers parked in front of the Caribe Market saw a person walk up to a parked car, reach in and retrieve something, tucking it into his waistband, the incident report states.
When they came up to the car, officers said the driver began acting nervous. The driver's hand shook as he showed the cops his ID, and several cell phones were clearly visible on the center console, the report states.
Jose Vargas Delgado, 42, of West Liberty Street, was arrested after he brushed the cell phones onto the floor, exposing what turned out to be 12.2 grams of crack cocaine, packaged in 113 small bags, police said.
One of the phones rang while officers were talking to Delgado, the report states, and the Caller ID showed "Washington Park,'' a frequent site for drug deals, police said.
Delgado was held overnight on a $75,000 bond, charged with possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell, and possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school.
Delgado is on parole for an earlier conviction and will be remanded to state custody, police said.