Waterbury man accused of selling crack in Southington

Published on Thursday, 6 June 2019 19:42


SOUTHINGTON - A Waterbury man has been arrested for allegedly selling narcotics in Southington.

Glidden Ruberte, 32, allegedly sold crack cocaine three times while under police surveillance, police said Wednesday.

Police said Ruberte was taken into custody Tuesday, around 3:30 p.m., at a parole meeting in Waterbury. He faces three counts each of sale of narcotics and possession of narcotics.

Police said their Special Investigations Unit began investigating Ruberte in March after receiving information indicating he was selling drugs in Southington. Police then conducted three controlled purchases and acquired as many warrants for his arrest.

According to judicial records, Ruberte is on parole after being sentenced to five years in prison on a possession with intent to sell charge. He was arraigned Wednesday in Bristol Superior Court, where bail was set at $145,000.

The arrest warrants in the sale cases have been ordered sealed, so no additional information was available Wednesday.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Southington Herald on Thursday, 6 June 2019 19:42. Updated: Thursday, 6 June 2019 19:44.