Statewide Narcotics Task Force Arrest Baltic Couple in Griswold

This article was published on: 05/11/18 1:56 PM by Mike Minarsky

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force – East Office,  with the assistance of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Sprague Resident Trooper, arrested 27 year old Kayla Murray-Reiser  and 30 year old Richard Reiser who are both residents of 105 West Main Street in the Baltic section of Sprague.

After observing Richard and Kayla Reiser conducting activity consistent with that of illegal drug sales, task force members approached the two in their parked vehicle at the I-395 Exit 24 commuter lot in Griswold. Subsequently, Richard and Kayla were found in possession of 229 individual bags of suspected fentanyl (52.7 grams) and $314.00 in US currency, suspected to be proceeds from drug sales. Further investigation revealed that Kayla Reiser was in possession of 47 Alprazolam pills and 17 Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine pills which were not prescribed to her.

Kayla Murray-Reiser was charged with Possession of Narcotics, Possession of Narcotics with Intent to Sell and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Richard Resier was charged with Possession of Narcotics and Possession of Narcotics with Intent to Sell. Both were held on a $75,000 bond and appeared at Norwich Court on Friday, May 4, 2018.

The Statewide Narcotics Task Force-East Field Office is comprised of Detectives and Agents from the Connecticut State Police, New London Police Department, Willimantic Police Department, University of Connecticut Police Department, Waterford Police Department, Stonington Police Department and the US Drug Enforcement Administration. Anyone with information regarding the sale of illegal drugs within Eastern Connecticut is urged to call the Statewide Narcotics Task Force at 860-685-8190. Calls will be kept confidential.

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