A Middletown man arrested during a drug raid on Wednesday told police he sold heroin to people who are too afraid to go into Hartford to buy it, according to police.
Detectives and SWAT officers raided a home on Burgundy Hill Lane around 8:45 a.m. on Thursday and found the person they were looking for, Alan Kelley, 53.
As they searched the home, police found 12 wax paper folds of heroin stamped with a bear paw and Kelley originally told police he was a drug user, police said.
Then officers told him they obtained a search warrant through purchasing narcotics from him and Kelley admitted to occasionally selling to people who were scared of going into Hartford to buy heroin, according to the arraignment.
Kelley was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and use of drug paraphernalia.
He was held on $50,000 bond and is due in court today.
It’s not clear if he has an attorney.