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Danbury Police: Heroin, Assault, the Deuce, in 62 Minutes

Danbury Police provided the following information. A person charged with a crime is innocent until having been convicted in court.

Danbury Police charged Maya Willis, 42, of Waterbury, with sale of narcotics and charged Thomas McDermott, 52, of New Street, Danbury, with possession of narcotics after police saw a drug deal.

Police said members of the Community Conditions Unit, which travels sometimes in cruisers, sometimes in unmarked cars and sometimes on bicycles, saw what looked like a drug deal near the corner of Main and States Street. Police investigated, and said Willis sold heroin to McDermott. McDermott was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Maya was held on a 10,000 bond for a court appearance on Sept 14 and Mcdermott was released on a written promise to appear in court on Sept 26.

In an unrelated case, charged Rudy Rosario, 37, Ridgefield, with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct in Danbury at 1:34 a.m. Thursday. Rosario was released at that time on a written promise to appear in Danbury Superior Court later Thursday. He was told don't go back to where this argument happened. About 62 minutes later, Rosario was charged with third-degree assault and violation of a condition of release. He went back. He was held on a $5,000 bond for court Thursday.

Susan R September 14, 2012 at 01:39 PM
We know you were excited to use the term "the deuce" but PLEASE spell check stuff before you post it. I believe it's call heroin not herion.
NewMildew September 14, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Lol. He never proofreads his articles before posting. Why would he do a silly thing like that?
Observer September 14, 2012 at 01:46 PM
This editor is a joke.
Mark Langlois (Editor) September 14, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Thanks for all the help, Observer, NewMildew and Susan. I always have trouble with heroin or herion. I agree.
Jimmy Pursey September 14, 2012 at 02:12 PM
What exactly is this "Community Conditions Unit"? How was it formed and at the behest of whom? Tell me this doesn't sound sketchy..."sometimes in cruisers, sometimes in unmarked cars, sometimes on bicycles." Are these all uniformed officers?
Mark Langlois (Editor) September 14, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Hi Jimmy, The Community Conditions Unit is police officers on the ground, riding the beat you might say. I'm sure you've heard people criticize police for giving up walking patrols. This is pretty close to walking patrols. They work in Public Housing and in the neighborhoods with problems. And FREQUENTLY, when you hear about an arrest of street dealers, prostitutes, or something very 'street,' someone from the CCU was there. Yes, they wear uniforms. Do they wear them all the time every single time? I don't know. I've met them many times on the street and always in uniform.
Kevin Fyler September 14, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Don't worry about who they are! They are protecting citizens like you and me and trying to keep the streets clean!

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