(VERNON,Conn./CBS Connecticut) –  Members of the East Central Narcotics Task Force with assistance  from the Vernon Police Detective  and Patrol Division executed a search warrant  at a basement apartment at 22  Ward Street in the Rockville section of Vernon late Tuesday afternoon.Officers had received  tips about  drug sales in the  apartment.

Officers seized  drugs and packaging materials associated with  crack cocaine, including   baggies,$284  in cash and a small  quantity of crack cocaine.

42 year old Sylvester “Frank” Gillespie  was charged with Possession of Narcotics,Sale of Narcotics, Possession and Sale of  Narcotics within 15 Hundred Feet of a School and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Gillespie is being held in lieu of $250,000 cash/surety bond and is due  in Rockville Superior Court Wednesday.


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