Traffic stop leads to heroin, gun bust

Newington police photo of Angel Caballero of Meriden.

NEWINGTON, Conn (WTNH)- A traffic stop leads to a big drug bust for Newington police.

On July 15, 2014 a Newington police officer stopped 38-year-old Angel Caballero of Meriden. He was pulled over for a equipment violation, but after a search of the vehicle was conducted utilizing a police K-9; the officer located 168 bags of Heroin, 57 grams of Marijuana, miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, prescription bottles containing 124 Morphine, Adderall, and Ritalin pills, and a loaded .45 caliber handgun which had been reported stolen out of Hartford.

Caballero was charged with the following:

Two counts of 29-38 Weapon in a Motor Vehicle
Two Counts of 53a-217c Criminal Possession of a Firearm by a Felon
Three Counts of 21a-279(c) Possession of a Controlled Substance
Two Counts of 21a-279(a) Possession of Narcotics
21a-277(b) Possession with Intent to Sell
21a-267(a) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
29-35 Carrying a Firearm Without a Permit
53a-125 Larceny Fourth Degree by Possession
14-18(c) Failure to Properly Display Plate

Caballero was released on a $150,000 bond.

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