Two Waterbury men were arrested on narcotics and gun possession charges after being pulled over by police on Tuesday.
Police said they were patrolling the area of Angel Drive and Hubbell Avenue around 5 p.m. Tuesday due to recent weapons, narcotics and quality of life complaints in the area when they found an illegally parked car “that appeared to be engaged in suspicious activity.”
Officers attempted to pull the car over when it accelerated forward and backward striking police cruisers. The driver hit other nearby vehicles while attempting to flee and came to a stop in a wooded area off the road.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as 23-year-old Reynaldo Garcia-Giron of Waterbury and the passenger was identified as 21-year-old Dylon Mayo of Waterbury. Both were arrested, according to police.
Upon investigation, police found 49.4 grams of crack cocaine, 50 bags of heroin, a loaded Glock 9-millimeter handgun with a high capacity magazine attached and several high capacity magazines with differing amounts of loaded ammunition.
Neither Garcia-Giron nor Mayo have a valid pistol permit, police said. Garcia-Giron is on the “deadly weapon offender registry,” on parole and was recently convicted of stealing a firearm, police said.
Garcia-Giron was charged with interfering with an officer, failure to obey an officer signal, criminal possession of a pistol or revolver, criminal possession of a firearm, four counts of possession of a high-capacity magazine, operating a drug factory, possession of a half-ounce or more of cocaine, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, weapons in a motor vehicle, illegal sale or transfer of a pistol or revolver, two counts of first-degree criminal mischief and additional motor vehicle-related charges, police said.
Mayo was charged with weapons in a motor vehicle, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, four counts of possession of a high capacity magazine, operating a drug factory and illegal sale or transfer of a pistol or revolver.
Both Mayo and Garcia-Giron were held on $500,000 bonds and were scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday.