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    Friday, February 03, 2023

    New London Police arrest man with 402 bags of fentanyl

    New London Police released this photo Thursday of narcotics and cash they seized during an arrest on Thursday.

    New London― Police say they arrested a Windsor man Wednesday after they stopped his car on Water Street and found him to have 402 bags of fentanyl that weighed a total of 90 grams.

    Richard Ortiz was charged with two counts each of possession of narcotics with intent to sell and possession of narcotics. He was held on a $25,000 bond and arraigned in New London Superior Court on Thursday.

    Police said that city vice and narcotics officers with the assistance of the Statewide Violent Crimes Task Force stopped a vehicle in the area of 27 Water St. at 2:29 p.m. as part of an ongoing investigation. They said they also found Ortiz to be in possession of 31 grams of crack cocaine and $2,032 in cash.

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