Federal, state and local officials rounded up 20 drug suspects over the last 48 hours as part of a probe into drug trafficking based on one street in New Haven.
A total of 28 people have been charged with federal offenses related to the trafficking of heroin, cocaine, crack and marijuana throughout Connecticut. Six of them had been arrested previously and were already in custody and two defendants are still at large.
The charges resulted from two separate investigations into drug trafficking activity on a street in the Fair Haven section of New Haven.
The officers making the arrest were from agencies including the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Connecticut state police and the U.S. Marshals Service.
U.S. Attorney David Fein said this disrupted what officials believe to be two “significant narcotics trafficking networks.”
On November 10, 2011, the grand jury returned a 21-count indictment charging:
- Johnny Serrano, 23, of New Haven
- Alexander Alvarado, 22, of New Haven
- Ricardo Aquino, 23, of New Haven
- Mark Formica, 42, of East Haven
- Emmanuel Ortiz, 23, of New Haven
- Jose Luis Ortiz, 46, of New Haven
- Luis Ortiz, 22, of New Haven
- Javier Serrano, 20, of New Haven
- Jose Serrano, 24, of New Haven
- Raymond Serrano, 21, of New Haven
- Miguel Torres, 22, of New Haven