Ridgefield man arrested after motorcycle accident, found with narcotics and firearm

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RIDGEFIELD — A motorcycle accident led to the felony arrest of a Ridgefield man on Wednesday after police discovered narcotics and a firearm near the crash site.

At approximately 10:38 a.m. on Tuesday, Ridgefield Police responded to a report of a motorcycle lying on the side of the road at 786 Ridgebury Road.

Upon arrival, officers found the vehicle had been in an accident, but the operator was missing.

After searching the area, officers located a jacket and backpack in an adjacent yard containing a significant quantity of drugs and a firearm.

The operator, identified as Tyrone Barham, was later found hiding in the back of a nearby vehicle.

Barham was taken into custody without incident and processed at Ridgefield Police Headquarters.

He faces multiple charges, including criminal possession of a firearm/ammunition, possession of controlled substance 1st offense, sale of narcotic substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, evading responsibility, illegal operation of a motor vehicle under suspension, failure to maintain lane, traveling unreasonably fast, operating a motorcycle without endorsement, and failure to renew registration.

Unable to post the $100,000 bond set, Barham is scheduled to be transported to the Danbury Superior Court today to answer to the charges.

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