Foot chase in Byram leads to arrest, cocaine seizure

December 20, 2018

GREENWICH — Police seized 13 grams of cocaine, following a foot-chase with an alleged drug-dealer.

An officer spotted a 2010 BMW 528xi Monday evening on Ritch Avenue near the I-95 entrance on Monday evening, according to the arrest report. The officer pulled the car over for having excessively tinted windows, police said.

The officer engaged with the motorist and smelled cannabis, according to police. As the officer was talking to the driver he took off on foot, the arrest report stated, and he was taken down by the pursuing officer a short distance later and arrested.

Vincent Tyrone Chambless, 29, of Grace Church Street was hit with multiple drug charges after police searched his car. Besides 13 grams of cocaine, police said plastic bags, two electronic scales, a small amount of marijuana and $2,349 in cash were recovered. The street value of a gram of cocaine runs around $100, according to research and information sites devoted to covering addiction services and narcotics.

Chambless was charged with operating a drug factory, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of marijuana and resisting arrest. He was also given a ticket for driving a vehicle with improperly tinted windows.

Chambless posted a $50,000 bond.

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