Hartford police have arrested a man accused of selling large amounts of heroin throughout the city's south end.
Luis Santos, 45, of Vernon Street in Hartford, was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession of narcotics and sale of narcotics.
Police said the arrest is the result of an investigation by the Hartford Police Vice and Narcotics Unit.
According to police, investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Santos as part of their investigation into a suspected heroin dealer selling large amounts of heroin from his car in the south end of Hartford.
Santos was arrested by warrant in his vehicle in front of 252 Putnam St. on Aug. 31 and police said he had 1,000 bags of heroin, stamped "great job," in the vehicle at the time.
Detectives also searched a Manchester hotel room connected to Santos and found $2,080 and packaging materials, police said.
A search of Santos’ home address turned up $7,040. According to police, investigators had previously found 200 bags of heroin.