A teenager was arrested for having a loaded gun and selling drugs during a drug bust in Hartford on Wednesday.
Deputy Chief Brian Foley said the 15-year-old boy had a 9mm handgun and was peddling marijuana.
The arrest of the 15-year-old comes after police busted a drug operation the capital city on Wednesday.
“The operation was initiated in response to the numerous complaints for hand to hand narcotics drug transactions, along with a marked increase in shooting related incidents recorded from the targeted area,” police said in a release on Thursday.
In total, police arrested nine adults and two teenagers while seizing the following items:
While "detectives were covertly surveilling the area of Chappelle Gardens during this operation," police said they spotted a group of people including a 15-year-old involved in "street level narcotics activity."
When the detectives approached the group, that 15-year-old fled from them and tried to get inside a nearby apartment building. Foley said police safely and peacefully disarmed the teen, who was in possession of a loaded 9mm and marijuana packaged for street sale.
Police said the loaded 9mm had obliterator serial numbers, which indicated that the weapon could be a "stolen firearm."
The teen, who was not identified due to his age, was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and conspiracy sale of marijuana. The teenager was referred to the Juvenile Detention Center in Hartford.
A 16-year-old boy was also was charged possession of narcotics and possession of narcotics with intent to sell.
Police also arrested the following nine adults:
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