Waterbury police seized more than 10,000 bags of heroin and various other drugs and arrested a man on narcotics charges after they responded to a report of trespassing Thursday.
Police said the investigation began when a caller reported a several people trespassing at a home on Cooke Street.
The caller said people who did not live there were parked on the property blocking the driveway.
When police arrived they found the suspect, later identified as 40-year-old Milton Riddick, standing between a Mercedes and Acura. According to police, officers saw heroin packaged for sale in the Acura. A witness told police they’d seen Riddick repeatedly going to the back of the Acura and making exchanges with people who approached him.
A more thorough search turned up 10,172 bags of packaged heroin, 89 grams of unpackaged heroin, .4 grams of crack cocaine, 59 different types of pills, $20,310 in cash, various packaging materials, five cell phones and an electronic scale.
Riddick was charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of narcotics with intent to sell in a school zone, possession of more than 1 ounce of heroin, operating a drug factor, failure to keep pill in original container, possession of a controlled substance, and criminal trespass. He was held on a $500,000 bond.