Meriden Felon Had Drugs, Stolen Handgun in Car: Police

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    Newington Police Department
    Angel Caballero, a convicted felon from Meriden, is facing new charges after police searched his car and found heroin, marijuana, prescription drugs and a stolen handgun, police said.

    A convicted felon from Meriden is facing new charges after officers found heroin, marijuana, prescription drugs and a stolen handgun in his BMW after pulling him over on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington Tuesday, according to police.

    Officers stopped 38-year-old Angel Caballero while he was driving his BMW northbound on the Berlin Turnpike around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    Police said they pulled him over for an equipment violation but searched the car to find found 168 bags of heroin, 57 grams of marijuana, prescription bottles containing 124 pills of morphine, Adderall and Ritalin, drug paraphernalia and a loaded .45-caliber handgun that had been stolen from Hartford.

    Caballero was arrested and charged with a number of drug, weapon and motor vehicle offenses, including possession of narcotics, criminal possession of a firearm by a felon and failure to properly display a license plate.

    He was released on $150,000 bond.