Drugs, Guns Seized in Hartford Drug Bust

Friday, Jun 14, 2013  |  Updated 1:51 PM EDT
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Drugs, Guns Seized in Hartford Drug Bust

Police made a drug sweep in the greater Hartford area.

Police in three Connecticut towns, along with federal officials, issued 15 warrants on Thursday as part of an investigation into a heroin and crack cocaine distribution network.

They said they seized drugs, weapons, case and more.   

The Hartford police department, along with police in East Hartford, West Hartford, the federal bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Marshals Office were involved in the investigation, known as “Operation Sham-Roc.”

Police said the seized five firearms, including a sawed-off shotgun, two .357 Magnum revolvers, a 9mm Ruger handgun and a 1911 .45 caliber handgun. They also seized 210 grams of crack cocaine, 200 bags of heroin, approximately $1,400 in cash, two bullet proof vests and a BMW 7-Series automobile.

The investigation is ongoing, according to police.

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