Police arrest second suspect in drug deal

FI-PolicePolice arrested a second suspect Thursday night in an incident that occurred Monday on the eastern side of town in which a firearm was allegedly used as currency in a drug deal.

According to Greenwich Public Information Officer Lt. Kraig Gray, two suspects were involved in the late night incident. Mark Pelazza, 24, of Stamford was arrested on scene but the second suspect, now identified as 23-year-old Todd Pleasants of Darien, reportedly fled from police at that time.

Due to the proximity to Interstate 95 and the Stamford town line, both Greenwich and Stamford police searched for Mr. Pleasants Monday night, using K-9 units from both departments as well as a bloodhound from the MTA police.

Mr. Pleasants was not located, however, until Thursday evening when he turned himself in to Darien police. He was then picked up by Greenwich officers and transported to police headquarters where he was  charged with two counts of illegal transfer of a firearm, first degree burglary, second degree larceny, interfering with an officer, conspiracy and criminal attempt. He was held in lieu of his $150,000 bond and is due in court on Oct. 2.

Mr. Pelazza was charged with illegal sale of a firearm, conspiracy and criminal attempt and held on a $75,000 bond. A weapon could not be found at the time of his arrest. He was due in court Tuesday morning.


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