New Haven man pleads guilty to heroin distribution

This story was originally published in the New Haven Register.  NEW HAVEN >> A 30-year-old city man pleaded guilty on May 5 to a federal heroin distribution offense. Justin Parker, also known as “Tre,” pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven federal court, according to a release from U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly. According to court documents and statements made … Continue reading New Haven man pleads guilty to heroin distribution

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 … Continue reading Connecticut State Police arrest two suspected fentanyl suppliers in West Hartford

Police: Torrington man caught dropping crack cocaine, heroin, during pursuit

This story originally appeared in the Register Citizen and was written by its staff.  TORRINGTON >> A city man is facing drug charges after police said he was seen dropping a bag containing crack cocaine and heroin during a pursuit. Dajshon Monk, 31, of 509 South Main St., second apartment, Torrington, was arrested April 28 and charged with possession with intent to sell, sale of … Continue reading Police: Torrington man caught dropping crack cocaine, heroin, during pursuit

New Haven man facing drug charges in connection with fatal heroin overdose

This article originally appeared in the New Haven Register and was written by Jessica Lerner. NEW HAVEN >> Shelton Police have arrested a New Haven man on drug charges in connection with a recent overdose. Corey Senior, 26, was charged with two counts of illegal possession of heroin, illegal possession with intent to sell and illegal possession with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of … Continue reading New Haven man facing drug charges in connection with fatal heroin overdose

Connecticut law enforcement officials in Middletown: ‘Scourge’ of opioid overdoses must end

This story was written by Cassandra Day and originally appeared in the Middletown Press. MIDDLETOWN >> The opioid epidemic is so pervasive and the purity levels of heroin coming from Mexico are so much higher than even a decade ago that state, local and federal officials are turning to the public to spread the word about getting unused prescription pills out of homes and off … Continue reading Connecticut law enforcement officials in Middletown: ‘Scourge’ of opioid overdoses must end

New Haven program uses faith, immersive support to help people end substance abuse

This story was originally published in the New Haven Register and written by Anna Bisaro.  NEW HAVEN >> John Zurlo sat with his eyes closed as seven men and one woman placed their hands on his shoulders to pray together on a recent day in a brightly lit room that was decorated with blue balloons and streamers. The eight praying aloud had walked the same … Continue reading New Haven program uses faith, immersive support to help people end substance abuse

Torrington police arrest 5 at Lakeside Motel, recover drugs and paraphernalia

This story originally appeared in the Register Citizen and was written by Emily Olson. TORRINGTON >> Two men and three women were arrested Monday, after Torrington Police Department’s Detective Division and members of the Special Response Team executed a search and seizure warrant at the Lakeside Motel on Winsted Road. The police department reported it had received several complaints about criminal activity taking place at … Continue reading Torrington police arrest 5 at Lakeside Motel, recover drugs and paraphernalia