Police: Danbury man on parole caught dealing drugs

Thomas William Beck, 35, of Mirijo Road in Danbury, Conn., was charged with a slew of drug-related offenses on Thursday Nov. 12, 2020.

Thomas William Beck, 35, of Mirijo Road in Danbury, Conn., was charged with a slew of drug-related offenses on Thursday Nov. 12, 2020.

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DANBURY — After a weeks-long investigation, a city man was arrested in connection with drugs sales while on parole, according to police officials.

Thomas William Beck, 35, of Mirijo Road, was taken into custody on Thursday.

The investigation into Beck started weeks earlier when law enforcement received several citizen complaints about him selling drugs throughout the Danbury area, according to Detective Lt. Mark Williams.

Members of the Special Investigations Division set up surveillance at Beck’s Mirijo Road home around 7 a.m. Thursday. Williams said officers witnessed Beck traveling throughout the area for suspected drug sales.

After watching Beck stop at a local shopping center parking lot, investigators took him into custody.

A search warrant for his home led investigators to seize more than $2,000 in cash and several ounces of illegal drugs, including marijuana, fentanyl, crack cocaine, heroin and several scales and other drug packaging materials, Williams said.

He was charged with five counts of possession of a controlled substance, three counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a school, four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of more than 1 kilogram of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of less than an ounce of an opioid with intent to sell, two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and risk of injury to a child.

At the time of the crimes, authorities said, Beck was on parole with the state Department of Correction for a conviction “related to violent criminal offenses,” authorities said. That parole violation landed Beck remanded in police custody on a $250,000 bond.