Man charged with possession of 40 grams of crack cocaine
Published 3:14 pm, Monday, May 24, 2010
Darryl Files, 42, of Stamford, was charged with possession of narcotics, interfering with an officer and failure to obey a stop sign, after police said they found 40.1 grams of crack cocaine on his person on Sunday, May 23.
An officer was traveling westbound on the Post Road near Tokeneke Road at 3 p.m. on Sunday, when he observed the 2001 Volvo S80 ahead of him go through the red light at the intersection of Tokeneke Road and Post Road, police said. The officer stopped the vehicle, which was operated by Files, near Ledge Road.
According to Capt. Fred Komm, Files had previous arrests, including assault; the officer, concerned for his safety, asked if there were any weapons in the vehicle and proceeded to "pat down" Files. Files became uneasy and was reluctant to put his hands behind his back for the "pat down," Komm said. Files began struggling and had to be forcefully subdued; he ceased resisting when the back-up officer withdrew his Taser, according to the report. The Taser was not used.
The officers handcuffed Files, and found a plastic bag in his front pocket, which contained 40.1 grams of what appeared to be solid crack cocaine, according to the police report. The substance later tested positive to be crack cocaine, police said. No other contraband was found in the car, which was searched with the help of a K-9 unit from Norwalk, police said. Files was transported to the Darien Police Department and his car was seized, according to police.
Files has a "lengthy criminal history," which included more than one failure to appear in court, so the department set his bail at $100,000, which he posted, Komm said. He is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, June 3.
Komm said additional charges that relate to the "significant" quantity of drugs on Files' person may be pursued.