Manchester man charged in drug sales

Alpha Diaby (Police photo)
Alpha Diaby (Police photo)

MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) — Police seized nearly seven grams, or less than half an ounce, of “pure heroin” from a Spruce Street man Aug. 1.

Alpha “Africa” Diaby, 25, is charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to sell, possession of heroin within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of heroin with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of drug paraphernalia within 1,500 feet of a school.

Police said members of the East Central Narcotics Task Force searched Diaby’s apartment and found the heroin and a small amount of marijuana, after monitoring alleged drug sales in the Spruce Street area.

His bond was set at $250,000 for an appearance in court.

The East Central Narcotics Taskforce, in cooperation with other municipal and federal law enforcement agencies, is interested in stopping illegal narcotics sales and use in the Manchester, South Windsor, Vernon and Glastonbury communities. Anyone with information pertaining to any illicit drug activity is asked to contact the East Central Narcotics Taskforce at (860) 645-5548. All calls will remain confidential.

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