(Norwalk, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Norwalk police are charging a convicted felon with weapons possession after they say he was observed conducting a drug transaction during a surveillance operation.

Police say they observed Hopeton “Hot Daddy” Marsh conduct the sale in Ryan Park.

After he drove from the scene, officers pulled Marsh over, after which they say 16 bags of heroin were seized.

They also confiscated a loaded 9mm pistol in the vehicle.  Police say the gun’s serial number had been altered.

Marsh has been convicted of felonies six times and was currently on parole, police said.

He now faces a number of charges, including criminal possession of a firearm, weapon in a motor vehicle, altering serial number, carrying a pistol without a permit, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, and possession of narcotics with intent to Sell Near a School, among others.

His bond was set at $100,000

  1. Ron Morris says:

    What is the issue with the Norwalk police and the over use of the Taser? Last year the Norwalk police department was rated the worst in the state for use of the Taser. The chief instead of taking corrective action made excuses. It seems that they are going to be the worst in the state again this year at this rate. This is what happens when you hire cowards as cops.

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