Seven Arrested In Hartford Drug Bust, Police Say

Police arrested six adults and a juvenile during a drug bust in Hartford on Thursday.

The juvenile’s charges — which included some for stolen guns — were the most serious.

The operation at Chelsea Park Apartments, 100 Benton St., was spurred by residents’ complaints about trespassing, prostitution and drug sales in the building’s hallways and apartments, police said.

According to police, when officers arrived at the address about 2:30 p.m., numerous suspects scattered throughout the building. Several ran to an apartment where police eventually found two stolen guns and what they said was a large quantity of heroin.

Officers confiscated a Colt .45-caliber pistol stolen from Enfield, a Smith & Wesson .38 Special stolen stolen from Waterbury, ammunition, about 100 grams, or 3.5 ounces, of heroin, 2.5 grams of crack cocaine, a drug-cutting agent, a digital scale, packaging materials and about $1,560 in cash, police said.

Six adults were arrested, five of whom were charged with possession of narcotics, police said. One of the five was charged with possession with intent to sell. One was charged only with trespassing.

The adults ranged in age from 24 to 40, and two were from Hartford, two were from South Windsor, one was from West Hartford and one was from Manchester.

The juvenile, from East Hartford, was charged with two counts of possession of a stolen pistol and one count each of carrying a pistol without a permit, operation of a drug factory, possession of narcotics, possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to sell, according to police.

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