Crack Cocaine Raid Nets Two

Update: Charges against Lorraine E. Martin have been dropped. 

Two men were arrested Tuesday in Greenwich on charges of selling crack cocaine. Members of the Narcotics Section of the police department received information that the two were on West Putnam Avenue and in possession of drugs. Francis Nelson Pride, 21, of 16 West St. in Port Chester and Trione Nathaniel Fleming, 25, of 420 Columbia St. in Bridgeport were charged with conspiracy to sell cocaine. When investigators approached Fleming they saw that he had something in his mouth that he was attempting to swallow. The investigators removed three bags of marijuana from Fleming's mouth. Pride was charged with possession of crack cocaine and intent to sell narcotics under one ounce. Fleming was also charged with interfering with an officer, intent to sell marijuana and possession of marijuana under four ounces. Both are being held on $15,000 bonds and are due in court on Aug. 31.

Also from the police blotter:

? A male member of the family of a young child was arrested Tuesday after a day care center in Greenwich reported the child was found with a red, swollen mark on his face. The mark resembled a hand print. The family member, a 45-year-old man, was charged with risk of injury to a minor and assault in the third degree. He was released on a $500 bond and is due in court on Aug. 25.

? Edward James Martin, 23, of 382 Riversville Road in Greenwich was arrested Friday for operating a drug factory. Martin had been under investigation by the police department's narcotics section for selling marijuana. A warrant was executed and officers found 12 grams of marijuana, scales, baggies and drug paraphernalia in his home. Martin was charged with possession of marijuana under four ounces, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, and conspiracy to sell marijuana. He posted a $5,000 bond and will appear in court on Aug. 27.

During the raid officers searched the bedroom of Lorraine Elise Martin, 52, and found two bottles of prescription medication not issued to Martin or other members of the household. Also found in the bedroom was a plastic straw with cocaine on it. Lorraine Martin was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. She was released after posting a $1,000 bond and is due in court Aug. 27.

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