Connecticut State Police arrest two suspected fentanyl suppliers in West Hartford

WEST HARTFORD >> Two people have been arrested after Connecticut State Police said they found numerous bags of the powerful opioid fentanyl and more than $3,000 in cash following a months-long investigation into a suspected drug supplier.

Kevin Crabb, 36, and Renee L. Cottrill, 34, both of West Hartford, both face several charges after State Police said in a release they were found in possession of 51 grams of fentanyl, 4 grams of marijuana, cocaine and 2 grams of heroin on May 4. The two also allegedly had $3,040 in cash when authorities took them into custody following a motor vehicle stop in Hartford.

A search warrant executed at Crabb and Cottrill’s residence at 93 Caya Ave. found a cache of narcotics, including 714 grams of fentanyl, 59 grams of raw heroin, 32 grams of cocaine, and several prescription pills with scales and packaging material, according to the release. Authorities also found $1,200 in cash at the residence.

Crabb was arrested and charged with drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell, illegal possession of narcotic, possession of controlled substance: hallucinogenic sub/4oz marijuana, and risk of injury to a child. Cottrill was arrested and charged with illegal sale of drugs by non-drug-dependent person, illegal possession of narcotic, risk of injury to a child and conspiracy.

The release said the investigation was completed by Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force North Central Office. This task force includes Connecticut State Police, West Hartford Police, East Windsor Police and Hartford Police.

Crabb and Cottrill were held in lieu of $250,000 bond. They were set to appear in court on May 5.

-Esteban L. Hernandez, New Haven Register 

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