Owner Arrested After Investigators Find Heroin, Cocaine in Bristol Store: Police

The owner of a Bristol convenience store is facing charges after investigators found a significant amount of heroin and cocaine in his store.

State Department of Revenue Service personnel and a Bristol Police Narcotics Enforcement Team Responded to Stop and Save, a convenience store located at 143 Divinity Street in Bristol, to investigate a complaint about possible violations involving the sale of cigarettes and narcotics there, police said.

While investigators and a state police K-9 unit were inspecting the store, they found 600 bags of heroin amounting to the equivalent of about $6,000 and 7.4 grams of powdered cocaine worth about $700.

Police arrested store owner Juan Ramirez-Rosario, 30, of Waterbury, charging him with possession of narcotics with intent to sell and possession of narcotics.

Police are holding him in custody on a $250,000 bond and he is due in court on Nov. 25.

A tax enforcement agent also charged him with counterfeit tax stamp violation, sale of untaxed tobacco, sale of untaxed cigarettes and sale of loose cigarettes. He was released from the tax enforcement agent's custody on a $10,000 non-surety bond for those charges.

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