Danbury man charged with selling heroin


The Danbury Police Special Investigations Division executed search and seizure warrants on Wednesday afternoon for a High Ridge Road man on seven separate charges related to sale and use of heroin.

Jamel Wiggins, 34, was charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia and risk of injury to a child.

Special Investigations detectives and a department canine officer, Travis Kupchock, executed search and seizure warrants at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday for Wiggins’ car, home, as well as a search of  anything in his personal possession, according to a police news release. The warrants stem from a several week investigation into citizen complaints about Wiggins selling illegal drugs from his home and throughout the Danbury area, police said.

Based on surveillance of Wiggins and his home, which revealed activity consistent with drug trafficking, police were able to provide probable cause that Wiggins was selling drugs and was able to secure the warrants.

As part of the search, detectives found Wiggins to have heroin packed for sale as well as drug paraphernalia and money. He was then arrested on the corresponding charges and held on a $1,000 bond for arraignment in the Danbury Superior Court.



Nanci Hutson