Norwich drug raid leads to cocaine and arrest

Norwich – City police on Friday charged a Kennedy Drive resident with multiple drug-related crimes in connection with the possession and processing of cocaine.

With a warrant in hand, Norwich police joined with members of the Statewide Narcotics Task Force's East Office shortly before noon to search a residence at 5 Kennedy Drive. Police said they seized more than an ounce of cocaine, cutting agents and packaging material, along with $398 in cash.

The home is located within a public housing complex and next door to Teachers' Memorial Middle School.

Police charged 35-year-old Carlos Rivera with possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine within 1,500 feet of a school and operating a drug factory.

Rivera was released on a $50,000 nonsurety bond and is scheduled to appear Oct. 31 in Norwich Superior Court.

Anyone with information regarding any narcotic or criminal activity in the City of Norwich is encouraged to call the Norwich Police Department at (860)886-5561, the anonymous tip line at (860)886-5561 ext. 500 or email crimetips@cityofnorwich.org.

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