Drugs, Guns and 164 Rounds of Ammo Seized in Hartford

State police seized five guns, more than 150 rounds of ammunition and drugs from a Hartford home during a drug sweep.

State Police detectives, Hartford police and local officers from the Statewide Narcotics Task Force-North Central Field Office went to apartment 5 of 19 Norwich Street in Hartford at 5:40 p.m. on Wednesday with a search and seizure warrant.

When they arrived, they found two juveniles in the residence and soon after found two adults outside. 

Investigators said they seized 2 grams of pure heroin, drug scales, strainer, a pestle grinder, cutting agents, a packaging stamp, four handguns, one shot gun, extra gun magazines, 164 rounds of ammunition and $900 in cash. 

The state Department of Children and Families was notified, responded and is conducting its own independent investigation. 

Juan C. Rodriguez, 30, was charged with operating a drug factory, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of narcotics with 1,500 feet of a school, altering firearm ID and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.

He is being held on a $500,000 bond and he is due in court on Jan. 17. 


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