Hartford Police Arrest Suspect in Interstate Heroin Sales

Hartford police have arrested a city man who is accused of selling heroin over state lines and putting a 4-year-old child at risk.

Hartford police said vice and narcotics detectives started investigating when New Hampshire Police notified them that a person named “J” was selling a large amount of heroin over state lines.

Hartford detectives identified the suspect as Juan Facundo, 23, of Franklin Avenue, and set up controlled buys, which led to an arrest warrant for Facundo and a search warrant for his home.

Detectives then set up another controlled purchase on April 18. When Facundo arrived, police arrested him and said they found him with 345 bags of heroin.

When detectives searched Facundo's home, they found 600 more bags of heroin, two ounces of crack cocaine, $3,791 in cash and packaging material, police said.

According to police, the drugs in the home were within reach of a 4-year-old, so they notified the state Department of Children and Families.

Facundo was arrested on the warrant, which charged him with possession of narcotics and sale of narcotics.

He was also charged with two counts of possession of narcotics, operating a drug factory, two counts of possession with intent to sell narcotics and risk of Injury to a minor.

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