New Canaan Police Detail First-Ever ‘Narcotics and Underage Alcohol Investigator’

New Canaan Police for the first time ever are designating an investigator in the department who will focus primarily on narcotics and underage alcohol, officials say. According to Police Chief Leon Krolikowski, the officer assigned to this role will track arrests and follow up to build cases people providing alcohol to underage residents and selling drugs in New Canaam. The program “is going to be a huge new initiative for us,” Krolikowski said at the Nov. 18 meeting of the Police Commission. “It is worth looking at narcotics and underage alcohol consumption as being more or less available in school, to some degree, and allowed at youth parties, so those are going to be two primary focus areas,” Krolikowski said at the meeting, held in the Training Room at the New Canaan Police Department.

New Canaan Men, 18 and 20, Arrested for Heroin Possession

Police arrested two New Canaan men on drug charges Thursday after finding heroin on them during a motor vehicle stop on Route 123. At about 5 p.m., New Canaan Police Sgt. Joseph Farenga spotted a suspicious vehicle on New Norwalk Road near Old Norwalk Road, according to a press release issued Friday by Chief Leon Krolikowski. Farenga knew that the driver, an 18-year-old Jelliff Mill Road resident, had a suspended driver’s license. “Sergeant 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,” the chief said.