Greenwich Man Charged for Using SnapChat to Deal Ecstasy

Greenwich Police received information that a local man was allegedly selling Ecstasy pills to Greenwich teens as young as 14 and that others may have suffered medical emergencies requiring hospitalization.

Police identified Farhaan Rajput of Brookside Drive as the suspected dealer.

They said they received information that Rajput was allegedly using SnapChat to make deals.

On March 4th, Police negotiated a deal with Rajput via SnapChat and arrested him when he arrived to complete the transaction.

Rajput was found to be in possession of the five pills that had been negotiated for.

A search warrant was then executed at Rajput’s residence, which resulted in the seizure of 22 more suspected Ecstasy pills and 7 suspected THC cartridges.

He was charged with Attempt at Sale of Controlled Substance to a Minor, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Less than a Half Ounce of Marijuana.

He was also charged with Risk of Injury to a Child and Distribution of Controlled Substance to Person under 18 for an incident on March 2

Rajput’s bond was set at $150,000. He has a date in Stamford Superior Court on April 16, 2021.

This arrest represented the second time in two weeks Greenwich Police charged someone for dealing drugs after using social media to arrange transactions. On Feb 26, GPD headed to Pemberwick Park on a tip about a possible drug deal. They charged a man with operating a drug factor after selling marijuana edibles and taking payments online.

Drug Factory Charge for Man Who Did Transactions on Social Media, Took Electronic Payments