PD arrest man during drug bust in Manchester - WFSB 3 Connecticut

PD arrest man during drug bust in Manchester

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This picture of Alpha Diaby was provided by Manchester police This picture of Alpha Diaby was provided by Manchester police
MANCHESTER, CT (WFSB) -

A Manchester man was arrested during a drug bust at his home Friday. 

Members of the East Central Narcotics Taskforce executed a search warrant at 281 Spruce St. Apt. B-1, according to police. 

According to police, the search warrant was from a lengthy investigation into illegal drug sales near Spruce St. 

Taskforce members developed information about a drug dealer with the street name of "Africa" who was selling drugs in the Spruce St. area. During the investigation, Taskforce members were able to find probable cause and request a search warrant for Africa's house, according to police. 

As a result of the search, Taskforce members found 6.71 grams of pure heroin along with marijuana and other drug paraphernalia. 

Africa was identified as 25-year-old Alpha Diaby. He was charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to sell, possession of heroin with 1,500 feet of a school, possession of heroin with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a school and four other drug charges. 

Diaby had a surety bond of $250,000. 

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