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Police: Stamford man receive cocaine in mail

November 10, 2018

STAMFORD — Police say a stakeout led to the arrest of a city man who received a package of cocaine in the mail.

Capt. Richard Conklin said officers in the Narcotics and Organized Crime squad were alerted by a mail delivery service that a package of cocaine was delivered to a Franklin Street residence on Tuesday.

Officers watched as the package was delivered to the multifamily home. Conklin said several residents went through the mail, but did not take the package.

Conklin said a man then drove onto the property and looked around as he picked up the package. Officers approached him as he walked to the back of the home. The man threw the package down and tried to run away, Conklin said. Officers apprehended him after a brief struggle, Conklin said.

Conklin said the package contained two heat-sealed plastic packages covered in a greasy substance. Conklin said there was 102 grams of cocaine inside the package. Conklin said the grease may have been smeared on the packages to avoid a drug-sniffing dog from detecting the cocaine.

The man, identified as Fernando Reynoso, 29, of Stamford, was charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell and resisting arrest. He was held in lieu of a $25,000 court appearance bond.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com

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