Hypodermic needles were also found in the car, and the police officer knew that the driver had a suspended license, according to police.
New Canaan police issued this news release Friday morning, an account containing accusations not proven in court:
On July 10, 2014, at approximately 5 p.m., Sergeant Joseph Farenga of the New Canaan Police Department, while on routine patrol, saw a suspicious vehicle on New Norwalk Road near Old Norwalk Road. Farenga knew that the operator of the vehicle had a suspended Connecticut driver’s license.
Farenga stopped the suspect vehicle and determined that the operator of
the vehicle had a suspended license and was likely under the influence
of a narcotic.
Subsequently, a search of the suspect vehicle uncovered a quantity of heroin. Hypodermic needles were also found during the search.
driver of the suspect vehicle, Kyle Knott, age 18, of 351 Jeliff Mill
Road, New Canaan was arrested for the following crimes: possession of narcotics (heroin), possession of drug paraphernalia (hypodermic needles), and operating a motor vehicle while under suspension.
The passenger in the suspect vehicle, Jay Reader, age 20, of 181 Carter Street, New Canaan was arrested for the following crimes: possession of narcotics (heroin), possession of drug paraphernalia (hypodermic needles).
Both Knott and Reader were held on $5000.00 bond and were transported to Norwalk Superior Court for arraignment.
arrests are the direct result of the sustained hard work,
aggressiveness and dedication of the members of the New Canaan Police
Department’s Patrol Division.
The New Canaan Police Department is committed to targeting and arresting those that possess and sell narcotics (especially heroin) within the Town of New Canaan.If you sell narcotics in our Town we are coming to get you.
[End of news release.]
Neither Reader nor Knott was accused of possession of narcotics with intent to sell, although the last two sentences of the news release from Police Chief Leon Krolikowski mentions selling narcotics.
New Canaan Patch will ask police whether or not the two are suspected or accused of selling heroin and how much was found in the car.
A look at the Connecticut Judicial Branch website shows no other current cases for Jay Reader.
The website shows that New Canaan Police charged Kyle Knott on April 7 with second-degree reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors. He is represented by Attorney Mark Sherman in state Superior Court in Norwalk.
The website lists no criminal convictions for either Knott or Reader.