Norwalk Police Detective Sgts. Jim Fulton and Seth Fry said they followed tips that eventually led to the arrest of a local drug dealer, Jonathan D. Fitts, 35, of Bellevue. Fitts was charged with drug trafficking.
The NPD, a member of METRICH, a 10-county drug task force, had an informant participate in a controlled drug buy about 11 a.m. Wednesday at Circle K, 211 Cleveland Road.
“This was a buy-bust,” Fulton said. “We recovered about 6 grams of cocaine, some prescription medication and of course our buy-money back. This was part of an investigation and it was a second buy from this person.”
Police bought the “8 ball” of cocaine, meaning it weighed about an eighth of an ounce, for about $200, along with some Xanax prescription pills and “a couple other things we haven’t ID’d yet.”
The first purchase from Fitts took place within the last two months “in another part of the county,” Fulton said, adding officers recovered about the same amount illegal substances in the first buy.
“That’s not really a huge amount,” Fulton said. “We won’t know what the other (pills) we sent to the lab are until we get the results back.”
Fulton said the operation was routine and went “as expected, without complications.”