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Woman Charged With Selling Drugs To Darien Cop

DARIEN, Conn. – A Milford woman has been charged with selling drugs to an undercover Darien police officer.

According to Darien Police reports, the officer arranged to purchase $200 of cocaine from Zita Lyons, 52, in Darien on July 30, a buy that took place at the I-95 southbound service area in Fairfield, police said.

Police said Lyons had provided a description of her car, and when the officer arrived she was seen standing next to the car. She was placed under arrest by a team of backup officers. During a search, police said a white napkin fell out of her right pants leg. Inside the napkin was a small plastic bag containing 2.6 grams of cocaine. Police said they found another bag with 1.4 grams of heroin.

Lyons was charged with sale of narcotics and possession of narcotics, both felonies. She posted a $25,000 bond and will go to court Aug. 10.

The following was also reported in the Darien police blotter:

Home burglary: An apartment at Avalon was burglarized while the family was on vacation. The family left July 27 and returned Aug. 5 to find that somebody had removed the screen from one of the windows and entered the apartment. Police reported that the burglars took electronics including a television and laptops, as well as some jewelry. The exact value of the missing items has not been determined.

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