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Connecticut Police arrest man with 402 bags of fentanyl

Police car with lights. (Dreamstime/TNS)
November 11, 2022

Police say they arrested a Windsor man Wednesday after they stopped his car on Water Street and found him to have 402 bags of fentanyl that weighed a total of 90 grams.

Richard Ortiz was charged with two counts each of possession of narcotics with intent to sell and possession of narcotics. He was held on a $25,000 bond and arraigned in New London Superior Court on Thursday.

Police said that city vice and narcotics officers with the assistance of the Statewide Violent Crimes Task Force stopped a vehicle in the area of 27 Water St. at 2:29 p.m. as part of an ongoing investigation. They said they also found Ortiz to be in possession of 31 grams of crack cocaine and $2,032 in cash.


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