Willimantic man arrested in heroin bust

Matthew Diaz (Photo provided by the Willimantic Police Department)
Matthew Diaz (Photo provided by the Willimantic Police Department)

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (WTNH) — Police arrested a Willimantic man Friday afternoon for having hundreds of bags of heroin and cash.

Photo provided by the Willimantic Police Department
Photo provided by the Willimantic Police Department

According to officials, police seized 318 bags of heroin and $1,653 in cash. 23 year-old Matthew Diaz was arrested and charged with possession of narcotics and possession with intent to sell.

Diaz was held on $50,000 bond and is due in court Nov. 14.

On Friday afternoon, Lt. Stanley Parizo, Jr. said, “The detectives have had a very busy three, or four days. A sizable seizure of Heroin, cash and Cocaine yesterday. Better than one- half pound of marijuana and a loaded firearm on Wednesday, and now this arrest today. They are doing an outstanding job and I would like to thank them for their professionalism and dedication to the Willimantic community.”

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