Two Men Arrested in Connection to Tainted Heroin Sales

Two men have been arrested in connection to selling tainted heroin and cocaine, Town of Groton Police said. 

Herbert Villarini, 25, of New London, and Daquan A. Lancaster, 20, of Uncasville, were both placed under arrest after an investigation was launched into tainted heroin being sold in southeastern Connecticut. 

When officers seized Villarini's home, they found 10 grams of packaged heroin, cash and two cell phones. Police said they later discovered the heroin was laced with fentanyl which has been reported to be the cause of recent overdoses in the area. Villarini is already a convicted felon involved in four pending cases, police said. 

At Lancaster's home, police found 3.5 grams of cocaine, cash and a cell phone. Lancaster is a convicted felon already under probation for second degree assault, police said. 

Villarini is accused of possession of heroin, intent to sell and possession of a half an ounce of marijuana. Lancaster faces charges including possession of cocaine, intent to sell, possession of narcotics and failure to keep narcotic in proper container. 

It is not clear if either have attorneys. 

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