A New Haven man was arrested after police said he was trying to sell drugs in East Haven on Monday night and tried to flee the scene.
The arrest of 29-year-old Jesus Valle comes after police said they found 94 bags of heroin (which weighed .717 ounces), nine bags of crack cocaine and two bags of marijuana.
Valle’s arrest comes after police found him in a parked grey Volkswagen GTI in the parking lot of Stop and Go convenience store, which is located at 526 Main St., around 10:30 p.m.
Police said they believed Valle was planning on selling the drugs.
Once Valle spotted officers, police said he “lunged into the driver’s seat” and “attempted to flee.” Police said Valle refused to stop for the officers’ commands.
As he began driving away, Police said Valle drove over a curb, where the GTI became stuck. Valle tried spinning his tires to escape, but police said he got out of the car once police prepared to break the vehicle’s window.
Police said the GTI was unregistered, uninsured and had a marker plate that did not belong to the vehicle. Valle’s driver’s license was also suspended, police added.
Following his arrest, police also seized two cells phones, $114 and the GTI.
Valle was charged with possession of narcotics, sales of narcotics, possession of marijuana, sales of marijuana, interfering with police, second-degree reckless endangerment, reckless driving, operating under suspension, operating without insurance and misuse of marker plate.
Valle was held on a $100,000 bond. He will be arraigned at New Haven Superior Court on Tuesday.
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