Police in Middletown and Cromwell have arrested a Cromwell man suspected of running a heroin factory out of his Cromwell condominium.
Police had been investigating Jesse Goodrich, a 32-year-old convicted sex offender from Cromwell, who they said was dealing heroin.
Authorities said they had made controlled buys from Goodrich in the past and obtained a warrant to search his condo at 1307 Cromwell Hills Drive on Wednesday.
At 6:16 p.m., detectives saw Goodrich driving a 2012 Dodge Ram on Newfield Street in Middletown, near Congdon Street East, and tried to pull him over, but he would not stop, police said.
After what police called a low-speed chase, Goodrich was forced to stop in a driveway on Congdon Street East and hit a garage door.
Police ordered Goodrich out of the car. and grabbed his hands.
“I can’t give you my arms, I’m on PCP,” he said, according to police.
To get him under control, a police officer hit Goodrich in the back with a knee and shot him once with a Taser.
Inside the car, police found two bags of heroin.
Sarah Jordan, 21, of Galloway, Ohio, has been a passenger in the car when police approached.
When an officer asked her if she had anything, illegal, she started crying and told police that Goodrich had handed her a bag of heroin and told her to hide it in her genitals or he would kill her, police said.
After the traffic stop, police went Goodwich’s home at 1307 Cromwell Hills Drive and found the 2-year-old daughter of Nichole Landy in a bed, alone in the condo, police said. The sliding glass door to the balcony was open wide enough for the little girl to get through.
Police found Landry at a package store and detained her.
The state Department of Children and Families was also contacted about the baby, who was turned over to a suitable caregiver.
Landry, 40, also of 1307 Cromwell Hills Drive in Cromwell, was charged with illegal possession, illegal sale and illegal administration. Bond on those charges was set at $50,000. She was also charged with risk of injury to a minor and reckless endangerment. Bond on those charges wasset at $10,000.
As police searched the residence, they found $19,000 worth of drugs, including 14 bags of heroin stamped “Blood Money,” 99 bags of heroin that were on an air conditioner, a clear bag of the hallucinogen Molly, a digital scale with heroin residue, heroin packaging materials and other drug paraphernalia.
Jordan told police that she started “hanging out” with Goodrich in July. they had a sexual relationship and she was aware that Goodrich sold heroin, police said.
She told officers that she would drive him around to make sales, police said.
When police tried to stop Goodrich on Wedesday, Jordan had asked him over and over again if he was going to stop for police, but he did not answer, she told police.
As police were booking Goodrich, he received several messages from people looking to buy heroin, police said.
He was held on $250,000 bond and charged with drug possession charges, drug possession with intent to sell, operating a drug factory, risk of injury to a minor, operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol and additional charges. He was held on $250,000 bond and is due in court in Middletown today.
Jordan was charged with heroin possession and interfering with a police officer, held on $1,000 and is also due in court in Middletown today.
When police arrested him in Middletown in December 2010, they said Goodrich was a suspected drug dealer and sex offender who was supposed to be living in Hartford, but evaded authorities by constantly moving to different motel rooms.