Hartford Police Arrest Two on Drug Charges During Narcotics Op

Hartford police arrested two people after seizing heroin, cocaine, a gun and other paraphernalia from the suspects’ vehicle, according to police.

Luis Cosme, also known as Luis Cruz, 33, of Hartford and Angela Vazquez, 28, of Hartford, both face drug possession charges.

Police said that during a narcotics operation in the South End Monday, detectives identified the pair’s vehicle as possibly containing weapons and narcotics. When police searched the car, they found a Hi-Point .40 semi-automatic pistol, 2 grams of raw heroin, some crack cocaine, $286 in cash and packaging materials.

Cosme was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, criminal possession of a firearm, weapons in a motor vehicle, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Vazquez was charged with possession of narcotics, operating a motor vehicle without a license, and failure to wear a seat belt.

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