Police: Stamford cocaine dealer made deals from Westchester NY to Norwalk

Police seized nearly three ounces of cocaine and more than $10,000 in cash following Tuesday's arrest.

Police seized nearly three ounces of cocaine and more than $10,000 in cash following Tuesday’s arrest.

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STAMFORD — A 24-year-old Stamford man is accused of supplying “very high-grade” cocaine to communities from Westchester County up to Norwalk, police said.

Edgar Palencia-Marroquin, 24, was charged with operating a drug factory, possession of narcotics, sale of narcotics and possession of narcotics with intent to sell on Tuesday night.

Capt. Richard Conklin said the city’s Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit has been investigating Palencia-Marroquin for several weeks for “prolific” drug trade in Stamford and surrounding communities, Conklin said.

“The investigation revealed that this guy was really active in cocaine sales regionally,” he said.

That investigation came to the fore on Tuesday night, Conklin said, as police watched Palencia-Marroquin allegedly make a few drug transactions.

Afterwards, Conklin said police moved in to make an arrest. Palencia-Marroquin was pulled over by police at Tresser and Washington boulevards, where police seized three bags of cocaine and $1,755.

Palencia-Marroquin later consented to a search of his Henry Street home, where police located an additional 82.4 grams of cocaine, an additional $8,800 in cash and materials used for weighing and packaging product, Conklin said.

Palencia-Marroquin was arrested and held on $25,000 bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned on April 29.