Dad Dealt Drugs While Watching His 4-Year-Old: Cops

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014  |  Updated 8:27 AM EDT
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Dad Dealt Drugs While Watching His 4-Year-Old: Cops

Norwich Police

Police said this father dealt drugs while he was supposed to be watching his 4-year-old.

Police arrested a Norwich dad who is accused of dealing drugs while he was watching his 4-year-old child.

Police set up surveillance on Fifth and North Main streets on Wednesday night to investigate drug dealing and found a man, identified as Dennis Reese, 39, selling narcotics in front of 29 Fifth Street, police said.

When police searched his home, they determined that Reese was responsible for watching his is 4-year-old child, who was in the house when he was selling the drugs, according to police.

When police searched Reese’s residence, they found more than half-an-ounce of crack cocaine packaged to sell, several 20 milligram oxycontin pills, a bottle of liquid morphine, around 70 grams of marijuana and $760 in cash, police said.

Reese was arrested and charged with several drug possession charges, operating a drug factory and risk of injury to a minor.

Reese, who police said is a convicted felon, was held in lieu of a $250,000 bond. He is due in court on July 17. It’s not clear if he has an attorney.

The Connecticut Department of Children and Families was contacted.

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