During a surveillance operation that was designed to crack down on loitering and panhandling complaints on Mifflin Street, police said they stumbled upon a drug deal.
Madison police said the operation on the 400 block of West Mifflin Street was conducted at about 9 p.m. on Feb. 3.
An officer noticed a man, later identified as Bret Thompson, 53, standing in the area on a night in which the wind chill was about 25 degrees, police said. The officer saw Thompson contact the driver of a Cadillac, who was later identified as Edward Bartlett, 22.
Police said they contacted the men and found about nine grams of crack cocaine and more than $4,600.
Barlett faces charges of possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of marijuana, unlawful trespassing and operating while revoked, police said.
Thompson was cited on a charge of unlawful trespassing.