(Bridgeport, CT – March 21, 2014) – Two men face charges after police interrupted a drug deal Thursday on Norman Street.
Officers Christopher Martin and Elizabeth Santora made the arrest after noticing the occupant of BMW acting suspiciously. They later observed him pull over on Norman Street and, a moment later, saw a gray Chevrolet Equinox park along side of him.
The BMW driver, Michael Mott, 34, of Naugatuck, partially exited his car and reached into the Chevy.
Believing a drug deal was taking place, police converged. Mott got back into his car and attempted to flee but was stopped by police. He claimed he was only buying a “$20 bag,” a reference to an amount of drugs.
While searching the driver of the Chevy, Xavier Diaz, 28, of Bridgeport, the driver dropped a bag containing crack cocaine. Police also later recovered a baggie of crack cocaine from the rear seat of the cruiser that transported Mott to police headquarters.
Diaz was charged with possession of narcotics and possession of narcotics with intent to sell. His bond was set at $25,000. Mott was charged with possession of narcotics. His bond was set at $10,000.