Police: Two busted for selling drugs at Southern CT State University

Two individuals have been arrested for allegedly selling drugs at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) in New Haven.

A Milford and Farmington man were charged as part of a several months-long investigation of narcotics being sold on university grounds, according to a State Police press release.

Joshua Rivera, 20, of 25 St. Andrew Lane, Milford, and Jarron Jones, 19, of 38 Merriman St., Unionville (Farmington), were both arrested March 13 on the university’s New Haven campus.

Detectives had three outstanding arrest warrants for Rivera involving sale of narcotics, State Police said. All three incidents had taken place on the SCSU campus, police said.

Rivera was located, arrested, and transported to the SCSU Police Department for processing on the warrants, pending a $75,000 non-surety bond.

Quantity of pot, hash seized

Jones, who is not a SCSU student but was visiting the campus, was picked up and interviewed as part of the investigation.

A search of his 2002 Saturn vehicle led to the seizure of three pounds of marijuana, 130 grams of hash, and $2,000 in cash, according to State Police.

More arrests are expected

This investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are anticipated, police said.

Participating in the investigation are the Statewide Narcotics Task Force’s South Central Field Office and detectives from the Southern Connecticut State University Police Department.