Just days after arresting dozens of people in a drugs and weapons sweep in New Haven, federal officials have made additional arrests.
For two years, federal authorities have been targeting the Dwight-Kensington and Fair Haven sections of New Haven, investigating trafficking of cocaine, crack, heroin, marijuana, oxycodone and weapons.
Through "Operation Bloodline," they have tapped 22 phones, conducted surveillance, made controlled drug purchases and issued search warrants, according to statements made in a news conference on Tuesday. One hundred five people have been charged in total.
Most of the defendants are from the New Haven area, according to officials.
They were presented in federal court in New Haven on Tuesday.
The U.S. Attorney, the Drug Enforcement Agency. U.S. Marshals, and police from New Haven, Hamden, West Haven, Branford, Ansonia and Meriden held a news conference at 3 p.m.in New Haven to discuss "Operation Bloodline."