Man charged with firearm, PCP offenses

Hartford police cruiser.  (WTNH/George Roelofsen, File)
Hartford police cruiser. (WTNH/George Roelofsen, File)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) —  A Hartford man has been indicted on firearms and narcotics charges involving PCP.

Kevin “KK” Betts, 28, is charged with five counts of distributing PCP and single counts of possessing PCP, maintaining a drug-involved premises and possession a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. If convicted on all charges, Betts faces up to 45 years in prison and up to $1.5 million in fines.

Prosecutors said that in July 2014, Betts manufactured PCP in an apartment on Sumner Street in Hartford and then distributed the drug. On Aug. 1, Betts also allegedly had three loaded firearms. The indictment comes as part of “Project Longevity,” aimed at reducing gun violence in Connecticut’s cities.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the FBI and the Hartford Police Department.

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