Darien man arrested for a third time for selling drugs, alcohol to teens
Published 11:32 am, Monday, September 11, 2017
DARIEN — A 51-year-old Darien man has been arrested for a third time after allegedly supplying drugs and alcohol to teens as young as 12.
Mark Yarish of Cherry Street was taken into custody at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville by Mohegan Tribal Police on Sept. 8 around 2:30 p.m. after Darien police learned Yarish was at the casino. Darien police had a warrant for the Darien’s man arrest, this time charging him with six counts of risk of injury to a minor and second-degree reckless endangerment. The Mohegan police took Yarish into custody and he was transported back to Darien where he was held on a $250,000 bond. He remains in the custody of Darien Police.
The charges are the result of an ongoing investigation conducted by Darien police where they found Yarish was allegedly illicit substances to local teens The most recent charges stem from evidence indicating Yarish was selling marijuana, alcohol and tobacco products to Darien youths as young as 12. Police found Yarish was selling these products via text and phone calls almost daily since December 2016. He would take orders from the youths and resell products to them for a higher cost.
Yarish was previously arrested on July 21 for allegedly selling alcohol to teenagers for marked up prices. He was charged with providing alcohol to minors and risk of injury to minors. According to police, Yarish would take text orders for the alcohol and fulfill these orders at local liquor stores.
Yarish was arrested again on Sept. 1 and charged with five counts of risk of injury to a minor, as well as second-degree reckless endangerment after police found he was allegedly giving cocaine to teens as young as 14-years-old and using narcotics with them in his house.
Police said they would not be releasing any further information on this case, but continue to work with the Department of Children and Families to ensure the safety of the juveniles involved.