Police have arrested the man accused of running a cocaine factory at a public housing complex near a Norwich middle school.
Carlos Rivera, 35, of 5 Kennedy Drive in Norwich, was arrested just before noon on Oct. 11 when police executed a search and seizure warrant at his home, authorities said.
Police said they arrived to find more than an ounce of cocaine, cutting agents, packaging materials and almost $400 in cash.
Rivera's home is part of a public housing complex located next door to the Teachers Memorial Junior High School.
Rivera was charged with possession of cocaine, possession with intent to sell within 1500 feet of a school and operating a drug factory.
He was released on a $50,000 non-surety bond and is due in court Oct. 31.
Anyone with information about drug or criminal activity in Norwich is asked to call the police department at 860-886-5561 or call the anonymous tip line at 860-886-5561.