By Francine Nelson, Staff Writer
HARTFORD — The neighbors in the upper Main Street vicinity had had enough.
So they kept calling the Hartford Police until Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division, with the assistance of the FBI, State of Connecticut Department of Correction, Statewide Narcotics Task Force and the HPD Patrol Division and Emergency Response Team, seized more than 6,000 bags of heroin, $7,274 in cash and made arrests on Thursday, police said.
The seizure and arrests come after numerous citizen complaints of drug dealing and other criminal activity, police said. So Hartford police launched an investigation in the area of 2495 and 2505 Main Street.
Police arrested Michael Blodgett of Manchester, Joseph Guadiano of Hartford, Steve Massie of Windsor, Cynthia Vary of New Britain, Jennifer Oquendo of East Hartford, Luz Turner of Manchester, Steven Tracy of Enfield, Oscar Pecuilia of Hartford, and Jose Pinto of Hartford, all for alleged possession of narcotics.
Angel Santiago of East Hartford, Roberto Perez of Hartford, Anthony Benvenute of Enfield, and Lisa Thompson of Enfield. were arrested for alleged possession of narcotics and conspiracy to possess narcotics.
Rafael Martinez of Hartford was charged with possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell narcotics, sales of narcotics, first degree criminal trespass, possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, and sale of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, police said.
Victor Guadalupe of Hartford was charged with possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell narcotics, sale of narcotics, first degree criminal trespass, and possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, police said.