On January 5, 2023, the Greenwich Police Department Narcotics Section received information that two subjects may be traveling to Greenwich from Massachusetts to sell approximately two kilograms of fentanyl. The purported meeting place was going to be in the area of Exit 5 off Interstate 95.
Detectives set up surveillance and located the suspect vehicle. The Detective’s observations of this vehicle and the two occupants within led to the detention and subsequent arrest of the two occupants:
Daniel Alexis Rodriguez, 29, and Omar Mateo, 31, each from Springfield, MA, for the following charges
- Sale of More than 1 Oz of Fentanyl
- Conspiracy of Sale of More than 1 Oz of Fentanyl
The fentanyl was packaged in two separate blocks, weighing 1.06kg and 1.08kg (4.7 pounds total). A small sample of the substance was tested, resulting in a presumptive positive result for fentanyl. Both arrestees were issued a court-set bond of $250,000. Alexis and Mateo could not post their bond and were transported to Stamford Superior Court. Their first court appearance is set for January 20, 2023.
The Greenwich Police work with the Town of Greenwich Department of Human Services to identify and educate those members of the population most at risk for overdose. An open line of communication is maintained between the two departments. The goal is to lower the overdose incidents in Greenwich using a strategy that synchronizes the efforts of Public Education, Treatment Services, and Targeted Enforcement.
The Greenwich Police Department works closely with other law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. The Department will continue to foster strong relationships with the surrounding in-state and out-of-state police departments to identify opioid distributors who supply Greenwich drug abusers and the surrounding Fairfield County Towns.
To report drug-related incidents or any criminal activity, please contact us via our Confidential channels; [email protected] or 203-622-3333.