Police arrested two men accused of selling tainted heroin in Groton.
The two arrests come as part of the efforts of the Regional Community Enhancement Task Force as well as the Groton Town Police and the Groton City police departments to “combat the heroin epidemic in the area and to improve the quality of life for citizens.”
Police charged 21-year-old Samuel Miranda-Perez and 19-year-old Abdiel Rodriguez, both of New London, with possession of heroin and possession of heroin with intent to sell.
During the arrest of Miranda-Perez, police said they seized numerous bags of heroin packaged for sale, money and one cell phone.
Rodriguez was charged with interfering with an officer, tampering with evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia when he was arrested at Groton Towers apartments.
During the police investigation, investigators seized 105 grams of heroin packaged for sale, more $6,000, a digital scale, packaging and four cell phones.
Police were also able to determine that the packaged heroin tested “positive for the presumptive presence of fentanyl, which has been reported to be the cause of recent overdoses in the region.”
Police could not say if the two arrests were connected, but they said this type of activity is everywhere.
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