Man Sold Crack from Sober House: Cops

Police said Khalil Hipps was running a drug operation from Liberty House in Norwich.

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    Khalil Hipps was charged with sale of crack cocaine.

    Norwich police have arrested a man accused of running a crack cocaine operation out of a sober house.

    Police said they received several tips that Khalil Hipps, 31, of Norwich, was running a drug operation out of the Liberty House, a transitional sober house on Washington Street, and selling drugs on the street.
    Police arrested Hipps around 3 p.m. on Tuesday and seized a small amount of crack cocaine packaged for street-level sales and $725, according to a news release from police.

    Hipps was charged with sale of crack cocaine and was held on a $100,000 bond. He is scheduled to be in court on Wednesday and police said they expect to make more arrests.

    Hipps was found guilty of possession of narcotics in 2008 and 2009, according to court records.