Tip Leads to Drug Arrest after Undercover Sting in Riverside

Santos Greenwich Police Department’s Narcotics detectives received information Justin Santos, 25, of 1 S. Old Farm Rd in Pleasantville, NY was selling marijuana in Greenwich.

While acting in an undercover capacity, GPD Narcotics Detectives negotiated a drug transaction with Santos on Aug. 7.

Santos arrived at about 8:30pm at the predetermined location on East Putnam Ave in Riverside where investigators were able to establish surveillance. Investigators approached Santos and informed him of the investigation.

Mr. Santos had a black back pack that smelled of marijuana. While being interviewed, Santos refused to provide investigators with his name or pedigree information, but police were able to positively identify him by his driver’s license and cell phone.

The black backpack had a glass mason jar inside containing 34.0 grams of Marijuana in a Ziploc bag, 33.4 grams of Marijuana in a Ziploc bag, 34.1 grams of Marijuana in a Ziploc bag, and 34.1 grams of Marijuana in a Ziploc bag. The total weight of marijuana was  135.6 grams or 4.7 ounces.

Santos was placed under arrest and charged with Illegal manufacture, distribution, sale, prescription, dispensing; Possession of a hallucinogen greater than 4 oz., and Interfering with an Officer.

Santos was able to post a $5,000 surety bond and was released with a court date in Stamford Superior Court on Aug. 18, 2015.