Detectives have seized more than 10,000 bags of heroin after an investigation in Hartford on Monday.
According to police, detectives from Vice & Narcotics initiated an investigation that identified several suspects who were engaged in selling large quantities of heroin and were believed to be armed.
Through the investigation, police obtained a search warrant for an apartment on Maple Avenue. When they conducted the search, officers say they detained 38-year-old Francisco Leon, of Hartford, and 30-year-old Alberto Gonzalez, of Hartford.
Officers say they found a semi-automatic gun, more than 10,000 bags of heroin and approximately $5,000.
Police say Leon and Gonzalez are facing charges including criminal possession of a firearm, possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell narcotics and drug factory. Leon and Gonzalez are both convicted felons.