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Suspect Charged With Heroin Distribution In Norwalk

The cash and heroin above were seized in a drug bust in Norwalk Thursday, police say.
The cash and heroin above were seized in a drug bust in Norwalk Thursday, police say. Photo Credit: Norwalk Police

NORWALK, Conn. – A Waterbury man was charged with bringing a large amount of heroin to Norwalk Thursday, according to police reports.

Through an ongoing investigation Norwalk Police said they found that Leonard Johnson, 61, of Waterbury, would bring heroin into Norwalk for distribution. Johnson “had been under investigation for mid-level sales and transportation for some time,” according to a Norwalk Police press release.

Johnson’s car was stopped on North Main Street Thursday afternoon and searched. Inside officers found 250 individually wrapped packages of heroin, according to police reports. Police estimate that the street value of the package was approximately $5,000.

Johnson was arrested and charged with possession of narcotics, illegal distribution of narcotics, and added charges for being within 1,500 feet of a school. He was held on a $100,000 bond, and is due in court on Aug. 12.