Police: Darien Man, 29, Struggling with Drug Addiction, Forges Checks, Buys Heroin

Kevin Grant mug shot 2020

Photo from Darien P.D.

Arrest photo of Kevin Grant, 29, of Norwich

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Kevin Grant, 29, was arrested April 27 in Norwich on charges of violating the conditions of his release from custody, perhaps because he was in possession of marijuana. Darien police say he went into a rehabilitation program, got out and recently was staying at his former home in Darien.

A condition for his staying at home at Shady Lane was that no narcotics were brought in, but on May 26, a complainant told police that when she was cleaning she’d found bags that she suspected had heroin residue in them. Police confirmed that.

She also found $750 in forged checks, police said.

Darien police and the state Judicial Branch website provided this further information, including accusations not proven in court:

The woman gave police the plastic bags and other items associated with using heroin.

She also gave police copies of four checks with forged signatures, each made out either to “Kevin Grant” or “cash.” The total loss from the checks was $750.

Kevin Grant mug shot 2020

Photo from Darien P.D.

Arrest photo of Kevin Grant, 29, of Norwich

Four years ago, in 2015, Grant previously had been arrested by Darien police on an accusation that he was selling heroin. In that arrest, he was injured and Darien EMS-Post 53 were called over and treated him.

In 2015, Grant had been living at Shady Acres Road. At some point he moved to Norwich, and his address listed on the police report is still there.

In October 2017, Grant pleaded guilty in the Middlesex County Judicial District of attempting to sell a controlled substance (the charge excludes narcotics) and violating his probation. He was later charged in the same case with another probation violation.

Norwich Police arrested him April 27 on charges of second-degree threatening, third degree criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, second-degree violating the conditions of his release, possession of more than half an ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia associated with marijuana use. He was released without bond.

According to the Judicial Branch website, since 2011, in various courts around the state, Grant has pleaded guilty to various charges. The most serious of the charges were drug possession and minor larceny charges (but also, in 2018 on a charge of trying to sell a non-drug controlled substance in Middlesex County).

Darien Police applied for an arrest warrant charging Grant with possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, four counts of third-degree forgery, fifth-degree larceny and violation of probation.

The arrest warrant was approved by a prosecutor and a judge. Checking court records, police also found that Grant had an outstanding bench warrant for violation of the terms of his probation from a drug distribution conviction.

On Thursday, June 11, police arrested Grant. He was held on $25,000 bond for the Darien charges and $100,000 bond for the other charges. He wasn’t able to pay the bond, and the next day, June 12, he appeared in state Superior Court. His bond now totals $100,000, and his next court date is July 23.

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