A 38-year-old man in Connecticut was arrested on Sept. 5 after he allegedly purchased drugs from a police informant. Police say the accused arranged a rendezvous to purchase drugs from a confidential informant at the corner of West Main Street and North First Street in Meriden. Officers say the man swallowed two cocaine bags and fled from the scene in an attempt to avoid apprehension.
Officers brought the man to the hospital for medical treatment before he was placed back into police custody. After the arrest, police allegedly recovered 6.8 grams of marijuana, 25 bags of rock cocaine, fraudulent identification and packaging materials. Local reports claim the FBI database indicates that the accused has used three Social Security numbers, 11 birthdates and 23 aliases in the past. The bail commissioner claims that the accused has a several previous drug-related convictions in New York as well.