Cops: Man made heroin sales near daycare

A Norwalk man is facing several drug charges after police say he dealt large amounts of heroin in his home city and also in Darien.


Omar Reid – Photo courtesy of the Norwalk Police Department

Police said that 20-year-old Omar Reid, of Fort Point Street in Norwalk, was arrested Wednesday after a lengthy investigation into heroin sales in that city and along the Route 1 corridor in Darien.

Authorities said that Reid is a self-proclaimed “Rollin 30” Harlem Crip gang member and had sold heroin to an undercover officer in the city multiple times.

Reid was arrested Wednesday by officers from Norwalk and Darien as he allegedly tried to make another deal in the parking lot of a business near his home. Police said that when he was caught Reid had a “bundle” of heroin on him– about ten packaged folds of the drug.

Police searched Reid’s home and allegedly found two more bundles of heroin under the pillow in his bedroom.

Reid was held on five counts of sale and possession of narcotics to an undercover officer. Police said all of the cases were within 1,500 feet of a daycare, so he was additionally charged for that.

He was also charged for possession of the narcotics found in his residence, which was also located within 1,500 feet of a daycare center.

Reid’s bond was set at $450,000 and he is to appear in court on April 17.

Wes Duplantier