Police Make 2 Huge Heroin Busts in Hartford

Hartford police made two huge heroin busts on Thursday night and seized well over $80,000 worth of heroin.

The first raid was at a second-floor apartment at 224 Putnam Street at 6:20 p.m.

Inside, police found 1,872 bags of heroin, 6 ounces of marijuana and $880 in cash. The resident was arrested on several drug charges and booked.

At 11:30 p.m., detectives from the Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit, the Statewide Narcotics Task Force and the FBI Task Force made an even bigger bust when they learned that a large shipment of drugs was going to be delivered in the area of New Britain Avenue and Newfield Street.

So, authorities set up surveillance and the followed a vehicle a target was driving to 61 Stafford Street.

Police originally found 300 grams of raw heroin, police said, but they found another kilogram when they searched the house.

The heroin in the Stafford Street bust is estimated at a value of $80,000.

Police said they arrested the targeted suspect on federal narcotics charges and the person taken into federal custody.

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