Anonymous tips help Plainfield police bust known heroin dealer

Karl Kievits (Photo provided by the Plainfield Police Department)
Karl Kievits (Photo provided by the Plainfield Police Department)

PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — Plainfield police have arrested a known heroin dealer after receiving tips that he was selling in the area.

According to Plainfield police, over the past two months, they have been receiving anonymous tips that 25-year-old Karl Kievits of the Central Village section of Plainfield was buy large quantities of heroin in Hartford and selling it in and around Plainfield.

On Wednesday, police learned that Kievits had gone to Hartford to buy heroin and was returning back to make sales. Around 7:30 p.m., police saw Kievits driving fast on Route 14. Police stopped the car and positively identified the driver as Kievits.

Police found him in possession of 193 bags of heroin and prescription Suboxone narcotics, which police say he had hid under the floor mat of the driver’s seat.

Kievits was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell and failure to keep narcotics in proper container. He was placed on $10,000 bond and is due in court on September 26.

Police are urging anyone with information on suspicious drug-related activity to call them at (860)564-0804 or contact the anonymous tip line at (860)564-7065. All calls will remain confidential.

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