DANBURY -- Police arrested a Danbury man and two Newtown women Thursday night in connection with the alleged sale of nearly 40 bags of heroin.
Police charged Timothy Ryan, 47, of Danbury, with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with the intent to sell, possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, and criminal attempt to sell narcotics.
Police also charged Kerry Carbone, 51, of Newtown, with criminal attempt to sell narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Marnie Dwyer, 38, also of Newtown, was charged with criminal attempt to possess narcotics.
Bail for all three was set at $5,000.
According to Danbury police spokesman Capt. Thomas Wendel, officers observed Ryan go into a house on Division Street and return to a motor vehicle as a passenger after he allegedly bought narcotics.
Carbone, the alleged driver of the vehicle, then headed to the El Dorado Building at 152 West St. and drove up to another vehicle, police said.
At that point in the surveillance, Wendel said, police believed a drug deal was taking place and they confronted Ryan.
According to Wendel, Ryan allegedly pulled out nine glassine bags that tested positive for heroin. He also pulled out a plastic bag from his pocket, which contained another 30 bags of heroin.
In addition, two uncapped syringes were found by police on the center console inside the vehicle, Wendel said.