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Bethel Police Arrest Danbury Man in Bethel on Multiple Charges Including Possession of Crack Cocaine and a Handgun

Report by Paula Antolini
July 4, 2017 7:48PM EDT

 

Bethel Police Arrest Danbury Man in Bethel on Multiple Charges Including Possession of Crack Cocaine and a Handgun

Antonio Veiga, age 45, white, of 18 Houseman St Danbury, CT, was arrested on July 2, 2017, at 5:36 a.m., on Huntington Ridge Lane in Bethel, CT.  He was charged with possession of a narcotic, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under suspension, criminal possession of a pistol, and failure to appear.

Bethel Police responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint on Huntington Ridge Lane and located a driver sleeping behind the wheel of a running car.

A glass pipe commonly used for smoking crack cocaine was subsequently found concealed between his legs and a search of the vehicle yielded an additional crack cocaine pipe, a marijuana smoking pipe, approximately 1 gram of crack cocaine, and a handgun which was found in a bag under the driver’s seat.

The subject, later identified as Antonio Veiga, had a suspended license, and as a convicted felon he was prohibited from possessing a handgun.  Veiga was placed under arrest and held on $10,000 bond.

Veiga was also subject to an active arrest warrant for failing to appear in court and was held on $50,000 bond in that case.  He was scheduled to appear in Danbury Superior Court at 10:00 a.m. on July 3, 2017.

 

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