Man on parole back in jail after Danbury drug bust

DANBURY - A 28-year-old Waterbury man, who is parole, is back behind bars after being busted for drugs on Thursday, police said.

Taurean Coleman, of Hawkins Street, was arrested on a variety of drug charges after police executed search and seizure warrants on him and his 2018 Toyota Camry.

“The investigation leading to the arrest was weeks long and began after receiving multiple citizen complaints related to Coleman selling illicit drugs throughout the Danbury area,” Lt. Mark Williams said in a release. “While Coleman has ties to Danbury, he is living in Waterbury and believed to come to the Danbury area for the purpose of selling illicit drugs.”

On Thursday, investigators with the Danbury Police Special Investigations Division, with the assistance of patrol officers, began to search the areas Coleman was known to frequent.

After locating him, surveillance was conducted until he entered a local North Street business and parked. After exiting his vehicle, Coleman and a male passenger were detained without incident. The passenger in Coleman’s Camry was released and not arrested.

“During a cursory search of Coleman he was found to be in possession of a substantial quantity of crack cocaine and heroin packaged for sale,” Williams said.

Coleman was then arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.

Williams said more drugs were found in the vehicle.

“As Coleman is currently on parole from CT State Corrections for previous criminal convictions, a remand to custody order was issued by the CT Department of Corrections,” Williams said.