Several arrests were made after police seized drugs and weapons from a home that was determined to be “unfit for occupancy.”
Police received several citizen complaints made about “an unkept and dilapidated building” at 41 Madison St. They told police that there people with firearms, “open air drug dealing and various other quality of life concerns.”
Members of the Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotics unit and South District Community Service Officers conducted an inspection of the building on Monday.
The residents of the building have been relocated after it was found to be unfit living conditions, according to police. People in 11 rooms “were given vouchers for temporary housing,” police said.
Investigators were able to seize 2 stolen firearms (Ruger 9mm pistol and Colt 357 Revolver), 33 bags of heroin, 20 grams of crack cocaine, 8 grams of powder cocaine and an ounce of marijuana, surveillance cameras and $96,000.
People were found hiding in a front room. Police arrested the following 27-year-old Jorge Ramirez, 21-year-old David Lopez, 32-year-old Jose Cruz, 21-year-old Ivan Vega, Guadalupe Hoy and an unidentified 17-year-old boy.
The suspects are facing various charges including firearm theft, illegal drug possession and selling narcotics. Police said all the suspects are expected to be arraigned on Tuesday morning.
The inspection was assisted by inspectors from the City of Hartford License & Inspections and the Hartford Fire Marshall office.
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