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Narcotics Operation Arrest

On August 20, 2015, at 11:30 pm, Hartford Police Department's Vice and Narcotic Detectives and HPD Officers from the Central Conditions Unit conducted an undercover narcotics operation in the area of James Street and Capital Avenue. The operation was conducted in response to ongoing citizen complaints of open air drug sales taking place in and around the James Street area. HPD undercover Detectives conducted surveillance in the area and were able to observe a transaction involving a tan SUV and an unknown individual. The SUV was stopped in the parking lot of 305 Zion Street and the front seat passenger was found to be in possession of approximately five ounces of marijuana. Further investigation revealed that additional drugs and possibly a firearm were being "stashed" in an apartment at 305 Zion Street. HPD Vice and Narcotic Detectives were able to apply for and execute a valid Search and Seizure warrant for 305 Zion Street. The search of the apartment revealed 11 ounces of marijuana, four bags of powdered "Molly's" (MDMA), U.S. currency, packaging material, ammunition and two firearms. A total of three individuals were arrested and charged with various narcotic charges.

Seized:
One pound of marijuana
$820.00 U.S currency
Packaging material
Box of ammo
Four bags of powdered Molly's (MDMA)
Smith & Wesson, model Body Guard handgun (stolen out of Hartford)
Keltec, model P3AT .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun

Arrested: Josue Serrano, 23, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of a Controlled Substance
2. Possession with intent to sell a Controlled Substance
3. Possession with intent to sell 1500 Ft of a school
4. Drug Factory
5. Possession of a stolen firearm

Arrested: Jessica Velez, 23, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of a Controlled Substance
2. Possession with intent to sell a Controlled Substance
3. Possession with intent to sell 1500 Ft of a school
4. Drug Factory

Arrested: Gaspar Gonzalez, 21, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of a stolen firearm
2. Possession of a Hallucinogenic
3. Possession with intent to sell a Hallucinogenic

305 Zion

Cultivation of Marijuana Arrest

On August 19, 2015, at 7:30 pm, Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotic Detectives and HPD officers from the South Conditions Unit received credible information of a marijuana growing operation at 39 Ansonia Street. Surveillance was established on the residence, which revealed a garden type area containing several tall green leafy plants. Further investigation by HPD Officers and Vice Detectives produced approximately 92 marijuana plants and marijuana packaged for street level sales. Two residents, later identified as Jaleel Wooley, 24, of Hartford and Jamie Grant, 36, of Hartford were placed under arrest for drug related charges and transported to the Hartford Police Booking facility to be processed. The plants were cut down and entered as evidence at the Hartford Police property room.

Seized as Evidence:
92 marijuana plants
15 plastic zip lock bags each containing a green plant like substance

Arrested: Jaleel Wooley, 24, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Cultivation of Marijuana

Arrested: Jamie Grant, 36, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Cultivation of Marijuana

39 ansonia street

Narcotic & Large Money Seizure at 52 Lawrence Street

On August 19, 2015, at 4:30 pm, Detectives from the Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotics Division, assisted by officers from the HPD South Conditions Unit, conducted an undercover narcotics operation in the area of 139 Babcock Street. This operation was conducted in response to the ongoing citizen complaints of open air drug sales taking place in and around the area of 139 Babcock Street. Undercover Detectives conducted surveillance in the immediate area and were able to identify prospective buyers and sellers of narcotics. A total of four people were arrested and charges with various narcotic charges (see below). In addition, officers learned that narcotics were being "stashed" inside the first floor apartment of 52 Lawrence Street. A search was conducted and evidence was recovered. Evidence recovered from both the apartment search as well as the search of the arrested individuals are listed below:

Evidence seized:
$30,147 in U.S. Currency
458 bags of packaged Heroin

Arrested: Jahaira Martinez, 34, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of Narcotics
2. Possession with intent to sell

Arrested: Robin Day, 50, of Plantville, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of Narcotics

Arrested: Reinardo Otero, 23, of New Britain, CT
Charges:
1. Existing PRAWN Warrant

Arrested: Raymond Sanders, 22, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of Narcotics
2. Sale of Narcotics
3. Sale of Narcotics within 1500 feet of school
(Had an active arrest warrant for being an escapee from parole)

139 Babcock

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