Arrest Made in Norwich Untimely Death From September

This article was published on: 11/15/17 8:43 PM by Mike Minarsky

On September 13, 2017, Norwich Police and emergency medical personnel responded to a report of an untimely death of a 20 year old female at her residence in Norwich. During the investigation and subsequent autopsy the State of Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that the victim died from acute fentanyl and heroin intoxication.

Members of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Norwich Detective and Patrol Divisions, Hartford Vice and Narcotics Unit and Manchester Detective Division worked together and identified the individual who had supplied the decedent with the heroin/fentanyl on the date of her death.

On November 13th this individual, who was identified as Felix Lopez, was taken into custody on a federal criminal complaint for distributing the fentanyl/heroin to the decedent. During Lopez’s arrest he was also found to be in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine.

The complaint further charges Lopez with possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of controlled substances, and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Both offenses carry a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert Spector.

Anyone with narcotics information is urged to contact the Norwich Narcotics Unit at 860-886-5561 x3151, and X3152 or the Anonymous Tip line at x3500

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