Officers of the Community Conditions Unit charged Steven Gibson, 47, of Bethel at 8 a.m. Monday with cultivating marijuana in front of the Eden Drive Housing Complex. Officers were alerted to a
large marijuana plant growing in front of an apartment at the Eden Drive
Housing Complex. After interviewing Gibson, they decided he was growing the marijuana plant in front of his children's apartment. Gibson was charged with cultivating marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana within 1,500 feet of a housing project
and risk of injury to a minor. Gibson is currently being held on
In an unrelated matter, Danbury Police stopped William Tavera, 20, of Danbury.
Tavera was observed weaving in and out of traffic on his motorized
scooter nearly causing an accident. Upon stopping Tavera, police learned the scooter was stolen. Tavera was charged with fifth-degree larceny, operating without a license and reckless driving. Tavera was released
on a $2,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in Danbury Superior Court on Sept. 6.