Harford police officers conducting a covert narcotic operation arrested two people and seized over 700 bags of heroin in a sting Wednesday, according to police.
Police said detectives from the Vice & Narcotics Unit were conducting surveillance in the South End after multiple complaints of trafficking and an increase in heroin-related overdose deaths. Through investigation police obtained a search warrant for 69 John Street, Apt 4B.
When detectives executed the warrant they seized 746 bags of heroin, 101 grams of powered heroin, 56 grams of cocaine, $16,115 in cash, two semi-automatic pistols, digital scale and processing and packing materials.
Two residents of the apartment were arrested as a result.
Wilbert Ruperto, 26, was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, operating drug factory, criminal possession of a pistol, altering the ID of a firearm, reckless driving, evading responsibility, attempted assault on police, interfering with police, and driving without a license.
Braulio Maysonet, 25, was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, operating a drug factory, and altering the ID of a firearm.