Hartford police make large scale fentanyl bust

HARTFORD — Police made a large scale fentanyl bust Monday, seizing nearly 1,800 bags of the drug and arresting one man.

Police said surveillance operations lead detectives to a home at 8 Westbrook Street and an apartment at 1653 Park St.

Richard Colon, 39, of Hartford, was taken into custody without incident during a motor vehicle stop in the area of 1653 Park Street.

Police seized 130 grams unprocessed fentanyl, 1759 bags packaged fentanyl and approximately $700 in cash.

Colon was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, and motor vehicle violations. Colon posted bail and is expected to appear back in court on June 20th.