New Britain woman allegedly tried to sell crack with 3 children in car

Published on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 21:21
Written by LISA BACKUS


NEW BRITAIN - A city woman was held on $150,000 bond following her arraignment Tuesday on charges she tried to sell crack with three children in her car.

Police received information that a woman would be at the Cumberland Farms near East and Ellis streets Monday night with crack cocaine for sale, Lt. Jeanette Portalatin said.

Officers arrived and spotted Cynthia Anderson, 27, of 83 Wallace St., and approached her vehicle, Portalatin said.

When she was told to get out of her car, three knot-tied baggies containing rocks of crack cocaine fell to the ground, police said. Officers found another 13 bags of crack on Anderson, Portalatin said.

Three children, ages 2, 7 and 10, were also in the vehicle, police said.

Anderson was charged with risk of injury to a child, possession of narcotics, and sale of illegal drugs. The state Department of Children and Families was notified of the arrest, Portalatin said. Anderson was taken into custody and held overnight until her arraignment in New Britain Superior Court.

A judge ordered Anderson held on $150,000 bond following her arraignment, court officials said.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, New Britain on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 21:21. Updated: Tuesday, 13 June 2017 21:23.