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Alleged Westport Burglar Found With Heroin Bags in Court

The man was recently arrested by Westport police for third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary, police said.

 

After a Bridgeport man was arrested on various burglary charges in Westport, a Judicial Marshal found several bags of heroin in his shoes while searching him at State Superior Court in Norwalk, according to a police report.

The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Philip Rivera, was taken into custody by Bridgeport police after it was determined that the Westport police had an outstanding arrest warrant for him, police said.

The man was recently arrested by Westport police for third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary, police said.

Rivera was unable to post bond and was transported the next morning by Westport officers to Norwalk Superior Court for arraignment. He was turned over to the Judicial Marshals. While one of the marshals was searching Rivera’s sneaker, he found a small tear in the sidewall, the arrest report states.

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Inside the sidewall tear the Judicial Marshal located five wax paper bags that contained a powder substance. The bags were brought back to Westport Police Department and tested and were found to be heroin, police said.

An arrest warrant was then applied for and granted. Rivera was released from police custody without incident after posting a $500 surety bond. He is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on March 28.

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