A Connecticut couple was arrested after police said they were "making daily trips to Hartford to purchase the heroin and returning to Wallingford to resell it."
Police said 25-year-old Nathanael May and his girlfriend Jacqueline Gambardella, both of Wallingford, sold heroin to narcotics detectives twice during the month of October. Police said "some of the heroin purchased from May tested positive for the presence of Fentanyl."
On Thursday, Gambardella was arrested during a motor vehicle stop. Police charged her with two counts of conspiracy to sell narcotics.
Officers approached May, who was riding his bicycle near his girlfriend's home on North Airline Road on Friday. After he identified himself to officers, police said he "attempted to elude them," but was arrested after "a short foot pursuit."
May was found in possession of 40 bags of heroin. He was charged with two counts of sale of narcotics, three counts of possession of narcotics, and interfering with an officer.
Gambardella is being held on a $1,000 bond. She is expected to be arraigned at Meriden Superior Court on Nov. 17. May is being held on a $20,000 bond. He is expected to be arraigned at Meriden Superior Court on Monday.
The Wallingford Police Department is asking anyone with any information about illegal sales of narcotics to call their tip-line at 203-269-NARC (6272). Police said "callers can remain anonymous."
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