Police Arrest 38 During Heroin Crackdown in Waterbury

Waterbury, Connecticut, police have arrested dozens of people suspected of mid-level drug sales in the city, including heroin dealers, and they are still looking for nearly 20 additional suspects.

"Operation Stamp Out" is a multi-jurisdictional investigation that has been going on since 5:30 a.m. and police arrested 38 suspects as of 2 p.m.

They said many of them have sold drugs to undercover officers, several times in some cases. Others are believed to be affiliated in the drug trade and felony warrants have been issued for them.

During the bust, police seized one shotgun, crack cocaine, heroin and more than $20,000 in drug sale proceeds, according to a news release.

Officers are still looking for several people and posting photos of them to the Waterbury Police Facebook page.

Delvon Allen, 24, and Ernest Caldwell, 31, are wanted for sale of narcotics and sale in a school zone.

Brandon Garcia, 24, is wanted for two counts of sale of narcotics.

Jorge Gonzalez, 22, Gilbert Irizarry, 24, Shannon Jones, 36, Teryn Jones, 19, Paul Kinion, 56, Rayshawn Maxwell, 26, Monique Reed, 24, Miguel Soto, 20, and Corey Stakely, 25, are wanted for sale of narcotics and sale of narcotics in a school zone.

Tyree Jones, 19, is wanted for sale of narcotics.

Lionel Overstreet, 28, and Abraham Vincente, 31, are wanted for two counts of sale of narcotics.

Malik Pete, 19, is wanted for sale of narcotics, sale in a school zone and tampering with evidence.

Eric Fussell, 21, is wanted for first-degree kidnapping with a firearm and third-degree assault.

Police in cities and town all over the state have been dealing with heroin and opiate abuse, including some fatal drug overdose cases and state, local and federal officials have created a statewide heroin and opioid law enforcement initiative to target heroin, fentanyl or opioids dealers.
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