Hartford Police Seize 1,523 Bags of Heroin During Motor Vehicle Stop

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    Hartford Police Department
    Police seized about $10,000-worth of heroin during a motor vehicle stop.

    Hartford police arrested two people Wednesday after pulling a car over last Wednesday and finding about $10,000 worth of heroin inside.

    Officers arrested the driver, Thomas Bruno, 22, and passenger, Christopher Barros, 20, both of Hartford, on multiple narcotics charges.

    Police conducted a motor vehicle stop at about 5:57 p.m. on Park Street near the Washington intersection on Aug. 20 and seized 1,523 bags of heroin and $415 in cash found in the car, according to police. The heroin was packaged for "street level sales," police said.

    Police charged Bruno and Barros with possession of narcotics, possession or narcotics with an intent to sell and possession of narcotics with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a school.

    Police continue to investigate.

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