SOUTHINGTON - A New Britain man is facing charges after he allegedly exposed two teenage girls to cocaine.
Daniel Sarfo, 29, has been charged with two counts of risk of injury to a minor and one count of possession of narcotics.
According to the police report, Sarfo on Saturday went to the local police department to report a dispute he had with another man over some money. While he was speaking to an officer, he said he had parked across the street and had some girls waiting for him. The officer noted in the report that Sarfo appeared under the influence of cocaine.
At one point, Sarfo showed the officer some text messages on his phone, and one of them, sent from one of the teenage girls, implied he had drugs in his vehicle. He denied this.
Sarfo told officers the girls were in high school and that he had met them a few days ago in New Britain. According to the report, he admitted he was trying to “hook up” with one of the girls and had been spending time with them.
Sarfo then called the man who he said owed him money, who was later identified as Hartford resident Elvin Feliciano, 24. The police report said Feliciano told Sarfo he had a “shell” for him while he was on speaker phone in front of a police officer. Feliciano was later charged with carrying a dangerous weapon and second-degree threatening after he was found with a BB gun.
While an officer was still speaking to Sarfo near the police department, the policeman saw a young girl across the street. He approached her and found two girls, who said they were 16 and 17 years old. After being separated from Sarfo, the girls admitted they were only 14 and 15 years old, adding that Sarfo allegedly told them to lie about their age if anyone asked, according to the report.
The girls told police Sarfo tried to get them to do drugs, but they refused, the report said. They also said he left what appeared to be cocaine in the car while he went to talk to police. The girls then showed officers two glassine baggies, which contained a total of 0.7 grams of cocaine.
Sarfo was arrested, and the girls were brought home by police.
Sarfo is being held on $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on Jan. 4.
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