PCP, crack cocaine, pink handgun seized during traffic stop in Hartford

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HARTFORD–A traffic stop in Hartford led to the seizure of several bags of drugs, as well as a gun with its serial number removed.

On Thursday, Hartford police officers from the vice and narcotics units stopped a car on Park Street. When officers approached the car, they immediately saw several bags of what they believed to be PCP sitting in plain view in the passenger part of the car.

The two people in the car were patted down, and police found 36 small bags of crack cocaine on the passenger’s body.

While searching the car, police also found a silver and pink 380 firearm with an obliterated serial number. Both occupants are convicted felons, and therefore cannot have a gun permit.

Neither suspect claimed ownership of the PCP or gun found in the car, so both were charged accordingly.

Nibert Gomez, 33, of Hartford, was the driver. He was charged with failure to signal, possession of hallucinogens, operation of a motor vehicle without a license, criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, weapons in a motor vehicle and obliterated serial number on a firearm.

The passenger, Jesse Diaz, 23, of East Hartford, was charged with possession of hallucinogens, possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell narcotics, carrying a pistol without a permit, weapons in a motor vehicle, obliterated serial number on a firearm and criminal possession of a firearm.