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Task Force Sting in Vernon Nabs Alleged Drug Dealer

A buy/bust operation was set up in Rockville.

A Vernon man was snagged in a law enforcement-rigged drug sale on Friday and is now facing a variety of charges, according to a news release issued by the East Central Narcotics Task Force.

On Friday, task force members conducted a buy/bust operation on the corner of Union and Ward Streets. According to the news release, the target was an alleged cocaine dealer going by the street name of “T.”

His full identity is Toussaint Jackson, 30, of 168 High St., and he was taken into custody without incident, according to the release.  

Task force members seized more than 4 grams of cocaine during the bust. He was charged with cocaine possession and the sale of cocaine and his bond was set at $20,000, according to the release.

Task force members also served four separate arrest warrants on Jackson charging him with the sale and possession of cocaine, and one arrest warrant charging Jackson with the sale of marijuana. Each warrant carries a $10,000 bond, police said.

Jackson has a criminal arrest history in Connecticut, according to the release.

The East Central Narcotics Task Force consists of officers from Vernon, Manchester, South Windsor and Glastonbury communities.

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