Danbury man faces various drug charges
DANBURY — Police charged a city man on various drug-related charges Wednesday after a weeks-long investigation into drug sales.
Dennis Jordan Ordonez-Ramos, 21, of Woodside Avenue Extension, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a prohibited place, sale of a controlled substance within 1,500 feet of a prohibited place, sale of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Two others were given infractions for possession of marijuana following the investigation. They were suspected of buying it from Ordonez-Ramos, police said.
Police zeroed in on Ordonez-Ramos after the department got several citizen complaints related to him selling illegal drugs from his residence on Woodside Avenue Extension and in the area around the Eden Drive housing complex.
Around noon Wednesday, investigators with the Danbury Police Special Investigations Division alongside the Patrol Division and General Investigations Division were doing surveillance at Ordonez-Ramos’ residence.
“During the course of the surveillance, investigators watched Ordonez-Ramos engage in a hand-to-hand transaction with the operator of a vehicle parked on Eden Drive,” police said. “After driving away from the area, the operator was stopped and a quantity of marijuana was seized.”
Around 3:30 p.m., police took Ordonez-Ramos into custody. At the time of his arrest, he was with another person who was allegedly in possession of marijuana they purchased from Ordonez-Ramos, police said.
Officers executed a search warrant of Ordonez-Ramos’ residence and seized, “a substantial quantity of marijuana, packaging material and drug paraphernalia,” police said.
Based on the findings from the search, Ordonez-Ramos was formally placed under arrest and taken to Danbury police headquarters to be charged and processed.
He was held on a $25,000 cash bond pending release or arraignment.