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Man Who Walked Into Wrong House Had Heroin, Cops Say

48-year-old Speedwell Avenue resident said he was looking for a friend who lived in a Mount Kemble Avenue boarding house, according to police.

Man Who Walked Into Wrong House Had Heroin, Cops Say

What began as a case of simply being at the wrong address ultimately resulted in one Morristown resident's arrest on drug possession charges.

Kevin Cromwell, 48, of Speedwell Avenue, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a hypodermic syringe at about 6 p.m. Sept. 20.

According to Officer Brian LaBarre's report, police received a call from "The Wilson House"—a group home for young women on Mount Kemble Avenue—that an unknown individual had been wandering around the residence.

En route to the house, LaBarre spotted a man walking who fit the description provided and went to confront him, according to the report.

LaBarre spoke with the man, Cromwell, whom he knew from past encounters, according to the report. Cromwell told the officer he was looking for a friend who lived in one of the boarding houses on the street, but ended up in the wrong house, which matched the story provided by the residents who had reported the incident.

While the boarding house incident appeared to be a misunderstanding, Cromwell still was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of South Orange. While being searched, officers found a black film cannister containing what was described as "three druggist folds of a white, powdery substance believed to be heroin," according to LaBarre's report. A black bag Cromwell was carrying also contained three "Easy Touch" hypodermic syringes, police said.

Cromwell was transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility on default of $5,000 bail.

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