Police Seize Thousands of Bags of Heroin During Investigation into Drug Trafficking - NBC Connecticut

Police Seize Thousands of Bags of Heroin During Investigation into Drug Trafficking



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    Joseph Daniels (inset) is accused in a drug-trafficking operation out of Norwalk.

    Norwalk police have arrested a man accused of selling fentanyl-laced heroin in a drug-trafficking operation.

    Police arrested 35-year-old Joseph Daniels Tuesday.

    According to police, investigators began looking into Daniels in April after receiving multiple tips from the community that he was dealing drugs. Through surveillance operations and controlled purchases, police determined Daniels was in fact selling drugs and obtained multiple warrants for his arrest, police said.

    Investigators said they found multiple bags of heroin, 30 grams of raw heroin, 40 grams of cocaine and steroids during a search of Daniels’ home and vehicle. Police also found packaging materials, scales, a money counter, and other items typically related to drug sales, and keys to two storage facilities.

    In storage, police found another 4,500 bags of heroin, $55,000, cell phones and syringes.

    Police said in total they found 4,700 bags of heroin during the investigation.

    Daniels was charged with sale of narcotics, possession of narcotics, operating drug factory, possession of narcotics within 1500 feet of a school or daycare, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of drug paraphernalia within 1500 feet of a school or daycare.

    Police said that Daniels is currently on parole and was remanded to custody by the Bridgeport Parole Office. His bond was set at $2 million.

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