Cops: One drug arrest led to another
One drug arrest led to another last week when police arrested an alleged drug dealer and then nabbed a potential buyer.
Kashon Edmonds, 21, of Bridgeport, was arrested about 12:50 p.m. June 25 on charges of sale of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. Joshua Linley, 22, of Monroe was arrested an hour later on charges of attempt to commit possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana.
Edmonds was pulled over on Post Road East, near the Fairfield town line, for having heavily tinted windows, police said. While speaking with Edmonds, the officer learned that he had been previously arrested for possession of marijuana. The officer, assisted by a police K-9, found eight vials containing suspected marijuana under the passenger's seat, police said. While Edmonds was being processed, his cell phone rang and the officer answered it. According to the report, the officer pretended to be Edmonds and made arrangements to sell marijuana to the caller, who had asked for some.
Linley was arrested when at the pre-arranged site of the marijuana sale -- the commuter parking lot at the Sherwood Island Connector -- he was taken into custody by police detectives.
Edmonds, who bail was set at $2,500, is scheduled to appear July 6 in Norwalk Superior Court. Linley's bail was set at $500 and he is also scheduled to appear in court July 6.