Meriden man charged after police report finding drugs during vehicle search

Meriden man charged after police report finding drugs during vehicle search

MERIDEN — A local man faces charges after police said he was found with cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and cash following a traffic stop on Wednesday. 

Angel Baez, 41, 465 Pratt St., 2nd Fl., was arrested on Wednesday and charged with reckless driving, interfering with police, operating a drug factory, possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana, and two counts each of possession of narcotics and possession with intent to sell.

On Wednesday around 6 p.m. in the area of North Broad Street, members of the Meriden police crime suppression unit saw a car being driven at a high rate of speed, run a red light and drive in the opposing lane, according to police reports. 

Police attempted to stop the driver, later identified as Baez, but he did not stop initially and eventually stopped across from the Cumberland Farms parking lot. Baez exited the car as police approached and they detained him. Police searched the car and found a total of 7.9 grams of cocaine, 1.2 grams of heroin/fentanyl, 3.4 grams of marijuana, a medicated candy, and about $1,100 in cash, the report said. 

Baez tried to flee from police at the scene after freeing one of his hands from the handcuffs, the report noted. He was apprehended by officers arriving at the scene for backup, the report noted. 

Baez was taken to the station. Bond was set at $50,000 and he is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Sept. 30. 

Lauren Sellew

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