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15-year-old with loaded gun arrested for selling weed in Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

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:

  • one Hi-Point 9mm semi-auto pistol
  • 59 bags packaged PCP
  • 71 bags of Heroin
  • 5 grams Crack Cocaine
  • one-ounce Liquid PCP
  • 5 packages Suboxone films
  • 25 bags - approx 1/2 ounce packaged marijuana
  • $3,952 

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:

  • Jordan Russell, 18, of Hartford, was charged with possession controlled substance, possession of controlled substance with intent to sell and third-degree trespassing.
  • Mark Harris, 40, of Hartford, was charged with possession hallucinogenics, possession of hallucinogenics with intent to sell and possession of controlled substance.
  • Randy Parkman, 40, of Hartford, was charged with possession controlled substance.
  • Nicholas Rush, 25, of New Britain, was charged with possession of narcotics and sale of narcotics.
  • Ron McLaughlin, 44, of unknown location was charged with possession of narcotics.
  • Angel Roman, 30, Hartford, was charged with operating suspended license, no insurance, operating unregistered, wrong way, possession of controlled substance, third-degree trespassing. 
  • Carlos Bravo, 59, of Hartford, was charged possession of narcotics and possession of narcotics with intent to sell. 
  • Michael Barone, 30, of Burlington was charged with failure to obey stop sign and possession of narcotics.
  • Javier Devalle, 18, of Hartford, was charged with possession of narcotics, sale of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, interfering with police.

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