Norwalk Police Investigation Leads To Seizure of More Than 500 Bags of Heroin

Norwalk police cruiser (file).

NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) – Jermel “Kiddy” Bates is facing some very grown-up charges.  A months-long investigation by Norwalk police has culminated in the arrest of Jermel “Kiddy” Bates.  Bates is accused of selling heroin in the Colonial Village area.

Officers conducting surveillance on Bates saw him driving in the West Cedar St. area and selling drugs. Officers followed Bates to Ferris Ave where he entered a residence at 11 Ferris Ave apartment 3. A short time later Bates was observed exiting the apartment and entering his vehicle. Arrest teams moved in to arrest Bates, however Bates resisted and after a struggle, was taken into custody. Bates was found to be possession 100 bags of heroin packaged for street distribution. An additional 14 bags of heroin were located in his vehicle.

Based on the investigation Special Services Investigators secured a search warrant for 11 Ferris Avenue apartment 3. Investigators executed the search warrant and recovered a “half brick” which consisted of 500 bags of heroin in one intact package. The packaging was consistent with the heroin recovered from Bates earlier. An adult and child were also located within the residence. The heroin was recovered from a laundry bag that was located on the floor in the living room, along toys and other personal items and easily accessible to the child.


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