Wallingford police charge Waterbury teen with drug sales

WALLINGFORD >> A 19-year-old Waterbury woman was arrested Thursday on several drug charges after local police said they found heroin and crack cocaine inside a false container inside her vehicle. Kiana Rodriguez, of Waterbury, was arrested and charged with sale of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of narcotics and possession of a controlled substance, according to a release from Wallingford police. … Continue reading Wallingford police charge Waterbury teen with drug sales

Targeting dealers in Connecticut overdose cases making a difference

This story was originally published in the New Haven Register and was written by Anna Bisaro  NEW HAVEN >> First responders on the scene of a drug overdose in Connecticut no longer are dealing simply with a medical emergency. The site of a suspected drug overdose in the state now is a crime scene. More than 80 people believed to have sold drugs to victims … Continue reading Targeting dealers in Connecticut overdose cases making a difference

52 bags of Fentanyl-laced heroin found in Torrington home, police say

This story was originally published in the Register Citizen and written by Ben Lambert.  TORRINGTON >> Fentanyl-laced heroin and other items were seized and a Thomaston woman was arrested Thursday after search of a city home, police said. Jennifer Sayles, also known as “Pebbles,” 37, of 218 Bristol St., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of crack cocaine and possession of heroin with … Continue reading 52 bags of Fentanyl-laced heroin found in Torrington home, police say

West Haven police: More than 1 lb. each of heroin, crack found at man’s home

This story was originally published in the New Haven Register and written by Mark Zaretsky. WEST HAVEN >> Police arrested a Center Street man on drug charges Friday morning after seizing about 500 grams of heroin and more than 529 grams of crack cocaine while executing a narcotics search warrant at his home, police said. Eric Moody, 24, of 260 Center St., 3rd floor, was … Continue reading West Haven police: More than 1 lb. each of heroin, crack found at man’s home

Yale School of Medicine holds symposium in New Haven on Connecticut opioid crisis

This story was originally published in the New Haven Register and was written by Esteban L. Hernandez.  NEW HAVEN >> The country’s two previous opioid epidemics led to changes in federal laws and policy, but had other unintended effects that likely are helping to fuel the current drug crisis, according to a Yale professor. Yale University School of Public Health epidemiology and pharmacology professor Robert … Continue reading Yale School of Medicine holds symposium in New Haven on Connecticut opioid crisis

Malloy applauds Connecticut House passing bill targeting opioid crisis

This story was originally published in the New Haven Register  HARTFORD >> The state’s House of Representatives unanimously voted Thursday to approve legislation introduced by Gov. Dannel Malloy addressing the state’s opioid crisis. A release from Malloy’s office on Thursday said the governor applauded the bipartisan vote to move forward legislation with several provisions aimed to help combat the state’s opioid crisis. The release came … Continue reading Malloy applauds Connecticut House passing bill targeting opioid crisis

Wallingford attorney arrested for purchasing heroin from client

This story was originally published in the New Haven Register. Wallingford Police have arrested an attorney and client following an investigation stemming from complaints of narcotic sales over the past few months. On June 6, police witnessed a hand-to-hand transaction in the driveway at 20 Mountain View Road in Wallingford. Detectives took Heather McKee, 39, and Attorney James McCann, 68, into custody following the exchange. … Continue reading Wallingford attorney arrested for purchasing heroin from client