On Monday, Jared R. Epstein, 28, of 60 Richland Rd in Byram was arrested around 4:30pm after an officer observed a suspicious man attempting to gain access to a mailbox in the area of 263 Byram Rd.
Officers made contact with the subject who shortly after opening his backpack revealed drug paraphernalia in plain view.
Officers conducted a search and located several Alprazolam pills for which Epstein could not produce a prescription.
(Alprazolam is available under the trade name Xanax. It is a potent, short-acting benzodiazepine anxiolytic—a minor tranquilizer commonly used for the treatment of anxiety disorders)
They also located suspected marajuana as well as numerous other items of drug paraphernalia including syringes and pipes.
Epstein was arrested and charged with Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia less than 1/2 Oz of Marijuana (2 counts), Possession of Drug Paraphrenalia (3 counts), Possession of a Controlled Substance and Illegal Possession.
He was released on $1,000 bond and has a court date on Aug 27, 2018 in Stamford Superior Court.
Epstein is well known to Greenwich Police.
Back on July 18, Epstein voluntarily surrendered at Greenwich Police headquarters on an outstanding warrant that stemmed back to a case involving a narcotics violation on May 21, 2018 in the location of West Putnam Ave and Oak Ridge.
On July 20, Greenwich Police released details of operation “Praying Mantis,” which involved several months of planning and over 90 municipal, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in Connecticut. In total the operation netted the arrest of 267 wanted persons across the state who were fugitives from justice, including Mr. Epstein.