A 23-year old New Haven man is facing several drug related charges for possessing heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana.
On 7/8/2019 at approx. 2:48 p.m., Officer Harrington was patrolling the Maple Street area and conducted a motor vehicle stop. The operator of the vehicle, Jovan Cepeda of New Haven, did not have a valid license and Officer Harrington detected the smell of marijuana. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a bundle of heroin, over 5 ounces of marijuana and a scale. Cepeda also had 26 baggies of crack cocaine on his person.
Cepeda was arrested and charged with Possession of Narcotics, Possession of Narcotics with Intent to Sell, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Operating without a License and Tinted Glass. He was released on bond pending a 7/16/2019 in New Haven Superior Court.