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Syringes Found Outside Holmes School; Nearby Resident Arrested

Cocaine and a used syringe were found in a home that shares a driveway with Holmes School, police say. Outside the school, "identical" syringes were found.

Syringes Found Outside Holmes School; Nearby Resident Arrested

Syringes have been found outside Holmes School on Hoyt Street near a house that shares a driveway with the school, and a 32-year-old woman who lives at the house has been arrested.

Darien police Sgt. Jeremiah Marron said a resident of the home at 32 Hoyt St. gave police an identical syringe belonging to Anne Curtis, and a "small quantity of cocaine" was found inside the home, but police don't know if she's the source of the needles found on the grounds of the elementary school.

Here's the Darien Police news release (which contains accusations not proven in court):

On May 6, 2014 at approximately 8 p.m. the Darien Police Department arrested Anne Curtis, age 32, of 32 Hoyt St for possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Darien officers recovered a used syringe and other items associated with the use of narcotics from Curtis’ home several days prior.  Based on this, a warrant was secured for her arrest and was subsequently executed last night.

An investigation is ongoing including exploring potential links between the syringe found in Curtis’ home and identical syringes recovered on the grounds of Holmes School.  

Curtis’ residence is adjacent to Holmes School and shares the same driveway and parking lot.  Over the past several days, seven used syringes have been located on the Holmes School property in very close proximity to Curtis’ home. 

Curtis was held in lieu of a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on May 16, 2014.

As a precaution, the Darien Police Department recommends not touching discarded hypodermic needles which are found in public areas in Darien.  Contact the police department and responding officers will pick them up and properly dispose of them. 

While found syringes may have been used for prescribed medicines, they could also have been used to inject illegal drugs.  The Darien Police can be contacted at 203-662-5300. 

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