Police Find 875 Bags of Heroin in Suspect's Car

A 34-year-old East Hartford man is facing charges after troopers found 875 bags of heroin, 5 grams of marijuana and $5,760 cash in his car, according to state police.

Police arrested Angel Rivera after someone reported seeing a man and woman arguing outside a car on Interstate 84 in East Hartford the night of May 20. When troopers got to the scene, the car was gone, but they tracked it to Fuller Street in East Hartford.

State police said they searched the vehicle and found the drugs and money. A female passenger was not hurt.

Rivera was charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance, possession of less than half an ounce of cannabis, failure to obey a traffic signal, making an improper turn and traveling too fast.

Bond was set at $50,000. He was released after posting bail and is due in court June 9.

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