A patrol in response to gun violence in Hartford netted the arrests of three people on weapon and drug charges.
Zayon Collier. 21, Nathaniel Cockburn, 21 and 18-year-old Chance Baker face a number of charges.
Police said they were already persons of interest to them.
The three were spotted loitering in the back parking lot of the Bedford Garden Apartments around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
After waiting several minutes, detectives said they approached.
They said they saw suspected marijuana inside a nearby vehicle.
Over the course of the investigation, police said they uncovered an illegal 9mm handgun and cocaine.
Collier was charged with possession of narcotics and weapons in a motor vehicle.
Cockburn was charged with possession of narcotics and weapons in a motor vehicle.
Baker was charged with possession narcotics, possession with intent to sell, possession of marijuana and weapons in a motor vehicle.
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