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Cops: Norwalk Man Tried to Buy 10 Bags of Heroin

Rory Bernier, charged Tuesday, Dec. 3, by Norwalk Police with criminal attempt to possess illegal narcotics and criminal attempt to possess illegal narcotics at a school. (Norwalk arrest photo)
Rory Bernier, charged Tuesday, Dec. 3, by Norwalk Police with criminal attempt to possess illegal narcotics and criminal attempt to possess illegal narcotics at a school. (Norwalk arrest photo)
A Norwalk man's attempt to buy 10 small bags of heroin was foiled because he tried to buy it from an undercover police officer, who sold him a substance designed to look like the illegal drug, police said.

Norwalk police arrested Rory Bernier of 19 James St. Bernier already has a long arrest record for cases in state Superior Court in Norwalk (as well as cases in Stamford and Bridgeport), according to the Connecticut Judicial Branch website.

He was initially held on $100,000 bond, according to police, and now he's being held without bond on these new charges, the Judicial Branch website says.

Norwalk police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the matter:

Bernier called up the undercover officer and arranged to meet in a parking lot at 307 Connecticut Ave. (a Shell gas station is at that address, but the business had nothing else to do with the transaction).

At about 7 a.m. on Tuesday, the officer and Bernier completed the transaction as Bernier sat in his car. With the bundle of phony heroin in his possession, Bernier then was arrested without incident, aside from the arrestee ingesting one of the small bags in the bundle.

Bernier was charged with criminal attempt to illegally possess narcotics and criminal attempt to illegally possess narcotics near a school or day-care center.


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