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Cops: Crack cocaine ring busted -- at sober house

Norwich police have arrested Khalil Hipps, 31, who stands accused of running a crack cocaine operation out of a sober house.

Police have arrested a Connecticut man accused of running a crack cocaine operation out of a sober house.

Police said they received several tips that Khalil Hipps, 31, of Norwich, was running a drug operation out of the Liberty House, a transitional sober house on Washington Street in Norwich, and selling drugs on the street. 

Hipps was arrested around 3 p.m. Tuesday, and police seized a small amount of crack cocaine packaged for street-level sales and $725, according to a news release from the department.

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Hipps was charged with sale of crack cocaine and was held on a $100,000 bond. He is scheduled to be in court on Wednesday and police said they expect to make more arrests.

Hipps was found guilty of possession of narcotics in 2008 and 2009, according to court records.

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