Two arrested after crack-cocaine drug bust in Greenwich

A Port Chester, N.Y. man and woman were arrested on Tuesday night after police reportedly busted a crack-cocaine drug deal in Byram.

Charges were filed against Linwood Fowlkes, 54, and Jesserose Amberstone, 44, on July 29 after the Greenwich Police Department responded to the area around the Byram Veterans Association near New Lebanon Avenue on the report of a possible drug transaction. The police report about the incident said that a “suspicious vehicle” was seen in front of the building and that, upon arriving at the scene, Mr. Fowlkes, who matched the description of the person the reporting party told police about, was seen approaching the vehicle.

Police claim that, upon the approach of officers, Mr. Fowlkes dropped a small, leather pouch near the vehicle. Officers then searched that pouch and allegedly found three Methadone pills, which is a Schedule II narcotic, and nine individually wrapped aluminum foil packets that had a white, rock-like substance in it that was later identified as crack-cocaine.

The description given to police by the reporting party also noted someone who looked like Ms. Amberstone and officers began to question her. She allegedly gave police permission to search her purse and during that search, as well as the search of a second purse Ms. Amberstone said she owned, a total of four glass pipes that the officers recognized as the kind used to smoke crack-cocaine were found. Police also allegedly found a small amount of marijuana and rolling papers which Ms. Amberstone reportedly said were hers.

Mr. Fowlkes was charged with possession with intent to sell of more than one half a gram of crack-cocaine, possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, possession with intent to sell crack-cocaine within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of narcotics, possession of crack-cocaine and interfering with police. He was held in custody after he was unable to post a $5,000 cash bond.

Ms. Amberstone was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia related to less than one half ounce of marijuana. She was released on a promise to appear in court without having to post bond.

The charges are more severe in this case than they would have been had the alleged incident taken place elsewhere because the Byram Veterans Association is in close proximity to New Lebanon School.

Both Mr. Fowlkes and Ms. Amberstone are scheduled to appear in Stamford Superior Court on Aug. 6.


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