Three men were arrested in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven on Main Street Tuesday afternoon and charged with the sale and possession of heroin, according to Manchester Police.
Police said they were conducting a buy/bust operation on a suspected heroin dealer in the area known as "Chris," and arrested Christopher Powell, 20, of Hartford into custody in the parking lot of 7-Eleven on Main Street after Powell sold heroin to undercover officers. Two passengers in Powell's car, Tyrone Carroll and Kirk-Patrick Smith, were also taken into custody. Police also seized 38 bags of heroin.
Powell was charged with the sale and possession of heroin, and was also found to have two previous warrants for failure to appear in Hartford Superior Court and two previous warrants for the sale and possession of heroin. He is currently being held on a $200,000 surety bond as well as a $100,000 surety bond on each of the additional charges.
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Carroll, 21, of Windsor was charged with conspiracy for the sale and possession of heroin. He was also found to have an existing warrant for first-degree sexual assault. He is being held on a $25,000 non-surety bond and a $200,000 bond set by the Hartford Superior Court.
Smith, 24, of Hartford, was charged with conspiracy for the sale and possession of heroin. He is being held on a $10,000 surety bond.
Arrested were made by members of the East Central Narcotics Task Force. The East Central Narcotics Task Force, in cooperation with other municipal, and federal law enforcement agencies, is interested in stopping illegal narcotics sales and use in the Manchester, South Windsor, Vernon, and Glastonbury communities. Anyone with information pertaining to any illicit drug activity is asked to contact the East Central Narcotics Task Force at (860) 645-5548. All calls will remain confidential.