Rollover Crash in Byram Leads to Drug Arrests

Around 7:20pm on Monday night, Greenwich Police responded to Mead Ave in Byram on a report of a rollover car crash involving a Range Rover that hit a Jeep.

When police arrived, a witness related they witnessed the driver existing the car and attempting to conceal something in the bushes of a neighboring residence.

Aftermath of roll over car crash on Mead Ave in Byram. June 14, 2021 Contributed photo

Upon inspecting the area, officers found a plastic baggie containing 83 yellow rectangular pills imprinted R039, identified as Alprazolam, a controlled substance.

After initially misleading officers, the driver, Alexander Pirolozzi, 32, of Stamford, admitted the pills were his.

Investigation determined that Pirolozzi had lost control of his car, causing the crash. He was charged with Failure to Drive in Proper Lane, Possession with Intent to Sell/Dispense Narcotic, Possession of Controlled Substance and Interfering with an Officer/Resisting.

While on scene, several medication bottles were found on the ground in the vicinity of the crash. Jennifer Gillen, 32, of West Harrison, NY, told police that the medication belonged to her and that she had a prescription.

While inspecting the bottles on the ground, officers noticed there were several narcotics of different size and shape within the bottles.

The prescription bottles said “Amphetamines,” however, the bottles contained Diazepam and Alprazolam which are both controlled substances, and Oxycodone, which is a narcotic.

Gillen was arrested, and while in police custody an inventory of her property revealed more narcotics in a Ziploc bag, a small bottle containing a clear liquid and another glass bottle containing a syrup-like liquid. The liquid in both bottles tested presumptive positive for THC. Gillen was charged with four counts of Possession of Controlled Substance and one count of Illegal Possession.

Both Pirolozzi and Gillen were released on a promise to appear in court and share a date in Stamford Superior Court on June 28, 2021.

Aftermath of roll over car crash on Mead Ave in Byram. June 14, 2021 Contributed photo
Aftermath of roll over car crash on Mead Ave in Byram. June 14, 2021 Contributed photo
Aftermath of roll over car crash on Mead Ave in Byram. June 14, 2021 Contributed photo
Aftermath of roll over car crash on Mead Ave in Byram. June 14, 2021 Contributed photo
Aftermath of roll over car crash on Mead Ave in Byram. June 14, 2021 Contributed photo
Aftermath of roll over car crash on Mead Ave in Byram. June 14, 2021 Contributed photo