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Man with 43 previous arrests busted again for drugs in Hartford

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Police said they found money and drugs inside Antoine Jenkins' vehicle. (Hartford police photo) Police said they found money and drugs inside Antoine Jenkins' vehicle. (Hartford police photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Police in Hartford said they made a big drug bust in the Blue Hills Area on Thursday.

Antoine Jenkins, 43, of Bloomfield, whom police said is a convicted felon with 43 previous arrests in Hartford, was arrested.

They said an eyewitness was able to supply police with a license plate number and describe the suspect’s vehicle.

The witness said the vehicle was a silver Honda Ridgeline with heavily tinted windows and rain guards.

At one point during the investigation, police said the vehicle was seen in front of 671 Blue Hills Ave.

The driver, later identified as Jenkins, left the vehicle and was quickly arrested.

Police said they found a half a pound of crack/cocaine and $1,800 in the vehicle.

In all, they seized 45 knotted plastic bags and 35 zip lock bags with crack/cocaine, four knotted plastic bags containing a white powder and three cell phones.

They said they determined that Jenkins was on federal probation after serving 10 years in prison for narcotics trafficking charges.

He was charged with possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell, possession within 1,500 feet of a school and not having a tint sticker.

Jenkins' bond was set at $500,000.

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