capture

Middletown cops: Man had 66 bags of heroin hidden in his shoe, coat

This story was originally published in the Middletown Press  MIDDLETOWN >> A marijuana deal earlier this week led to the arrest of a city man for narcotics dealing after detectives discovered he was carrying 66 bags of heroin, the majority of which he had hidden in his shoe, police allege. On Jan. 10, an officer in an unmarked car surveilling the Main and Ferry streets … Continue reading Middletown cops: Man had 66 bags of heroin hidden in his shoe, coat

cropped-cropped-img_06701.jpg

Torrington police respond to overdose on South Main Street; Ridgefield man found dead

This story originally appeared in the Register Citizen and was written by Ben Lambert.  TORRINGTON >> The Torrington Police Department responded to a reported overdose Thursday finding a Ridgefield man who was pronounced dead at the scene, Lt. Bart Barown said Friday. The man, who was 29 years old, was found unresponsive and pronounced at 202 South Main St. after his roommate made a call … Continue reading Torrington police respond to overdose on South Main Street; Ridgefield man found dead

heroin2

Connecticut medical examiner warns of dangerous designer drug: furanyl fentanyl

This story originally appeared in the New Haven Register and was written by Esteban L. Hernandez. Connecticut has joined nearly two dozen other states in reporting fatal overdoses involving a designer version of fentanyl that was recently designated a Schedule I drug by the federal government. Furanyl fentanyl is an illicit, designer version of fentanyl that’s been identified in fatal overdoses here in the last … Continue reading Connecticut medical examiner warns of dangerous designer drug: furanyl fentanyl

cropped-img_06701.jpg

Torrington police respond to three suspected overdoses, two fatal, in single day

This story originally appeared in the Register Citizen on Jan. 3 and was written by Ben Lambert TORRINGTON >> The Torrington Police Department responded to three suspected overdoses, two fatal, last Thursday, Lieutenant Bart Barown said Tuesday. According to Barown, officers were dispatched to 33 Prospect Street — listed online as the address of Key Recovery Communities — at 6:53 a.m. to respond to a … Continue reading Torrington police respond to three suspected overdoses, two fatal, in single day

heroin2

Derby police officers seize 55 pounds of fentanyl, worth $1.5M

This story originally appeared in the New Haven Register DERBY >> A motor vehicle stop on Route 34 West Wednesday led police to the discovery of about 55 pounds of fentanyl in a tractor-trailer, according to a press release from police spokesman Lt. Justin J. Stanko. Police stopped the truck at 10:52 a.m., Stanko said. An investigation revealed more than two dozen large packages of … Continue reading Derby police officers seize 55 pounds of fentanyl, worth $1.5M

capture

State police: Milford seizure yields 10,000 oxycodone pills

This story originally appeared in the New Haven Register  MILFORD >> A West Haven man was arrested Wednesday afternoon in possession of 10,000 oxycodone pills, with a street value of $200,000, according to state police. John Carlos Torres, 30, of 38 Highside Ave., West Haven, was arrested after a brief chase from the southbound rest stop of Interstate 95 to the Exit 40 off-ramp, according … Continue reading State police: Milford seizure yields 10,000 oxycodone pills

joy

Connecticut parents find coping with death in state opioid epidemic a tough and lonely road

WATCH VIDEO HERE This story originally appeared in the New Haven Register and was written by Anna Bisaro and the photo is courtesy of Peter Hvisdak. WEST HAVEN >> As she headed downstairs on her way to work one morning in late May, Joy Meyerholz was surprised to find the light on in the living room, where her son, A.J., and his ex-girlfriend appeared to … Continue reading Connecticut parents find coping with death in state opioid epidemic a tough and lonely road