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Hartford police find fentanyl-laced heroin during bust

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Xavier Quiles. (Hartford police photo) Xavier Quiles. (Hartford police photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Police in Hartford said they helped make a significant drug bust.

Deputy Chief Brian Foley posted to Twitter that a Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit operation led to the seizure of fentanyl-laced heroin.

They also arrested East Hartford resident Xavier Quiles, who goes by the nickname "X," as a possible supplier.

The department said they were contacted by officers from the Southington Police Department about a person potentially selling "tainted" heroin.

Southington police said they had a deadly overdose in their town.

After Quiles was identified as the suspected seller, police said he was the focus of a covert operation, which included undercover narcotics purchases and informants.

Through that, officers said they were able to obtain a search warrant.

Police determined that Quiles had been stashing his heroin at his home in East Hartford.

They arrested him at his home as he was making a sale, according to police.

Investigators said they seized 50 bags of heroin that were on him and 453 bags of heroin, 28.9 grams of herion/fentanyl, 50 grams of cocaine and numerous packaging materials at his home.

They also found nearly $12,000 in cash.

Police said much of the heroin they confiscated tested positive fentanyl, which makes the drug significantly more potent and deadly to those who overdose.

Quiles was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell and possession of narcotics with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a school.

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