West Hartford police arrested three people after pulling over a car on New Park Avenue and discovering a large amount of heroin and suboxone Thursday afternoon.
Officers stopped a Chevy Cruz with New Hampshire plates in the area of 456 New Park Avenue around 1:16 p.m. Thursday when the driver failed to signal a turn, police said.
While investigating, officers found drug paraphernalia inside the car and said it looked like the driver was trying to hide something under the seat.
The driver, Seth McKean, 26, of 75 Willis Avenue in North Haverhill, N.H., was initially uncooperative and police had to "yank him out of the car," according to Lt. Stephen Estes of the West Hartford Police Department.
Upon searching the vehicle, officers discovered 368 bags of heroin, some suboxone and more drug paraphernalia.
McKean and passenger Harvey Ricker, 34, also of 75 Willis Avenue in Haverhill, N.H., admitted traveling to Connecticut to buy heroin and resell it in New Hampshire for more money.
According to police, the confiscated heroin is worth about $1,472 in Connecticut and $5,152 in New Hampshire.
Police also confiscated the vehicle and arrested McKean, Ricker and a third passenger, Meaghan Emerson, 22.
McKean was charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to sell, conspiracy to posses heroin with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, interfering with an officer and failure to signal a turn. He was held on $100,000 bond.
Ricker was charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to sell, conspiracy to possess heroin with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ricker was also held on $100,000 bond.
Emerson was charged with possession of heroin and suboxone, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to keep prescription drugs in the original container. She was held on $30,000 bond.