Hartford police arrest alleged PCP drug dealer

Larry "Budda" WIlliams, 37, of Hartford, arrested in drug bust in Hartford on Tuesday.

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Police arrested a Hartford man known on the street as “Budda” after finding PCP, drug manufacturing equipment, and thousands of dollars in cash inside his home on Tuesday.

According to officials, Hartford detectives and officers from numerous departments, including the Statewide Narcotics Task Force, executed a search warrant on the third floor of a home at 194 Westland Street.

Police had been investigating for weeks, following numerous complaints of a man selling large amounts of packaged PCP. Detectives obtained a search and seizure warrant of the home, as well as an arrest warrant for their suspect, 37-year-old Larry Williams, police said.

Authorities say police executed the search warrant around 7:45 pm on Tuesday. Officers took Williams into custody, but not without his attempt to run away, according to police.

Investigators searched the apartment and found 2.5 ounces of PCP, 10 ounces of dried tea/mint leaves, grills, dryers and packaging equipment that police say Williams used to make what they call “wet cigarettes”. Officers also found $3,000 in cash.

Williams was arrested and taken to Hartford Police headquarters. He is facing several charges including possession of hallucinogenic, drug factory and interfering with a search warrant.



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