Four arrested on drug charges at notorious Darien house
Updated 11:03 am, Saturday, May 7, 2011
DARIEN -- A suspicious meeting reported to police at a condemned and notorious home on Old Kings Highway North and a resulting stakeout by police and detectives Tuesday night resulted in the arrest of three men and a teenager on drug charges, police said.
The three men, Eric Sing, 21, former resident of the burned out home located at of 165 Old Kings Highway North, Victor Deleon, 30, of 229 Pixley Place, Bridgeport, and Rahsen Fisher, 31, of 1535 Bishop Ave., Bridgeport, were arraigned at state Superior Court in Stamford on Wednesday. According to the assessor's office, the home is owned by Walter L. Sing and Gail A. Reinke.
Another young man, whose name is being withheld because he is 17 years of age, was also arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.
Sing, was charged with possession of narcotics, use of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana and at his arraignment ordered held in lieu of $5,000 bond.
Fisher, was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, sale of a controlled substance and resisting arrest and ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bond.
Deleon was charged with conspiracy to sell narcotics, sale of narcotics and possession of marijuana and ordered held in lieu of $50,000.
Sgt. Jeremiah Marron said the arrests came about after a neighbor called police to report that some people were meeting at 165 Old Kings Highway, which was strange because the property has been abandoned since a fire occurred there several months ago.
When police went there they found Sing and the 17-year-old in the driveway with two others. Police then arrested Sing after finding that he was in possession of a small amount of heroin and marijuana. The youth was also arrested when police found that he was in possession of five grams-less than a quarter ounce- of marijuana, Marron said.
The two others, who were on the property, were allowed to leave, Marron said.
During the investigation, police found out that a drug deal was supposed to take place later that evening and police officers and detectives staked out the property.
At about midnight, Deleon and Fisher showed up and police closed in for arrests.
Deleon tried to run off and he was captured almost immediately.
Fisher, however, was able to slip through the police perimeter but was eventually caught in a swampy area near Wakeman road and Tasered.
Police found in Fisher's possession 15 small bags of marijuana in his possession and five folds of heroin. According to the investigation, Fisher was supposed to bring 50 folds of heroin to the Old Kings Highway address, but some of what he had may have been lost during the chase, Marron said.
Marron said that ordinarily, the investigation would have stopped after the first two arrests were made, but because the address has been such a problem in the past, police wanted to do what they could to stop the problem.
"We really felt it was important to carry the investigation out the way we did and bring everybody out in a one shot deal to nip this in the bud. We did not want this to become an ongoing situation and continually have to go back to the house," Marron said. "It is a good neighborhood and it is not fair to the neighbors to be placed in this kind of dangerous situation."