NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk police arrested a suspect accused of taking over a North Main Street apartment to use as a drug factory, according to police reports.
Norwalk’s Special Services Unit received a tip that a man going by the street name “Deuce” had befriended the residents of the apartment, Lt. Jim Walsh said Wednesday. The suspect then used threats of physical violence to gain access to their apartment, which he used to prepare and bag heroin and crack-cocaine for street sales, Walsh said.
Officers went to the apartment Tuesday afternoon and found Darrin Lminggio, 42, of Bridgeport in the process of packaging heroin, according to police reports. The arresting officers recognized Lminggio as “a career criminal with an extensive violent history,” Walsh said.
Near Lminggio, officers found heroin, bags, powder used to reduce the drug’s purity, scales, and other materials for packaging drugs, Walsh added. Lminggio also had seven packages prepared with the trademark “Do Not Enter” stamped on them, according to the arrest report.
Lminggio was charged with possession and distribution of narcotics, operating a drug factory, and added charges for being with 1,500 feet of a day-care center. He was held on $150,000 bond and is due in court March 27.