1,000 bags of heroin found during Hartford distracted driving stop

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A stop at a Hartford distracted driving checkpoint Friday turned up 1,000 bags of heroin and thousands of dollars cash, police say.

According to police, 26-year-old Carlos Torres was driving on Brainard Road just before 6 p.m. when officers spotted him on his phone. They say he was summoned to the checkpoint, and officers observed illegal contraband in plain view. Further investigation discovered 1,000 bags of heroin packaged for sale and nearly $16,000 cash, officials say.

The Bristol man is charged with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of marijuana, operating without a license, and a cell phone violation.

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