Police search yields 80 bags of heroin

Norwich – Police said a search of a Taftville man’s home Monday resulted in the seizure of heroin and several drug charges levied against the man.

Police said Ronald Pires, 39, of 70 Merchants Ave., first floor, was already in police custody on unrelated charges when detectives searched the home around noon Monday. Pires is charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin within 1,500 feet of a school and possession of heroin with the intent to sell.

Police seized 80 bags of heroin during the search.

Police said Pires is held on $100,000 bond and is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Norwich Superior Court.

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