NORWALK, Conn. — Police charged an 18-year-old Norwalk resident with selling heroin after he ran from police in Norwalk and was later caught selling to an undercover officer in Greenwich, according to the Hour.
Police told the Hour that on April 24, undercover officers in Norwalk made arrangements to purchase heroin from Erik Riettie. The purchase was not completed after Riettie gave a syringe to the officer and asked him to do heroin in front of him, the Hour reported.
Officers knew that he had a large amount of heroin on him, and tried to stop his car on West Avenue, but he sped off, throwing heroin and marijuana out the car door as he sped away on I-95, according to the Hour. The chase was called off because of the high speed that Riettie was speeding away, the Hour reported.
Riettie was stopped by Bridgeport Police later that day and arrested on motor vehicle charges, according to the Hour. Norwalk Police were able to get a warrant for drug charges, the Hour reported.
Norwalk Police later learned that Riettie had moved his heroin sales to Greenwich, and they worked with Greenwich Police to arrange another undercover purchase last week, the Hour reported. He and another man, Dashawn Richards, were taken into custody and police found 28 bags of heroin in Riettie's pants, according to the Hour.
Riettie was arrested on a litany of charges including engaging in pursuit, possession of narcotics, reckless driving, possession of less than four ounces of marijuana, possession with intent to sell and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.