Two New Canaan residents are facing narcotics charges after police said they were found with heroin and hypodermic needles Thursday.

Kyle Knott, 18, of 351 Jeliff Mill Road, and Jay Reader, 20, of 181 Carter St., were charged with possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. Knott also was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under suspension.

Sgt. Joseph Farenga was on routine patrol at about 5 p.m. Thursday when he saw a suspicious vehicle on New Norwalk Road near Old Norwalk Road, according to a news release issued by the New Canaan Police Department.

Farenga stopped the vehicle and determined that the operator had a suspended Connecticut driver's license and was likely under the influence of a narcotic, police said. Upon searching the vehicle, Farenga found "a quantity of heroin" as well as hypodermic needles, Chief of Police Leon Krolikowski said in the release.

Both Knott and Reader were held on $5,000 bond and were transported to Norwalk Superior Court for arraignment Friday morning.

"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," Krolikowski wrote. "If you sell narcotics in our Town we are coming to get you."

Knott was arrested in April on charges of disorderly conduct and second-degree reckless endangerment after police said he pushed his mother down the stairs at their Jelliff Mill Road home. His attorney, Mark Sherman, said that case is still ongoing in Norwalk Superior Court.

Sherman declined to comment on the new charges.

-Nelson Oliveira

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