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STF Investigation Ends in Arrest

Over the course of several weeks, Hartford Shooting Task Force Detectives have been conducting an ongoing investigation into a shots fired incident which took place in the area of Maple Avenue at Essex Street. During the course of their investigation, Detectives became aware of possible firearm and narcotics activity at the J&K Convenience store, located at 194 Maple Avenue. Detectives discovered an over the counter marijuana sale operation being conducted at the convenience store. STF Detectives applied for and were granted a court approved Search and Seizure Warrant.

On August 20, 2015, at 11:40 am, the Search Warrant was executed by members of the Hartford Shooting Task Force; where it was revealed that the store owner, identified as Kendall Andrews, 22, of Hartford was utilizing the J&K Convenience store to sell marijuana. In addition, Andrews was packaging and storing marijuana next door at the Beloved's Boutique, located at 192 Maple Avenue. Seized during the execution of the Search and Seizure Warrant were the following items;

Seized:
Video surveillance system
Packaging material and scales
Walkie Talkies and cellular phones
$3,458.00 in U.S currency
1,348 grams/2.96 pounds of marijuana, packaged in small amounts for over the counter sale

Arrested: Kendall Andrews, 22, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of more than 1 kilogram of Marijuana
2. Possession with intent to sell Marijuana
3. Possession with intent to sell Marijuana 1500 Ft of a school
4. Conspiracy to sell Marijuana
5. Possession of drug paraphernalia
6. Drug Factory

Arrested: Shaquille Killiebrew, 20, of Manchester, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of more than 1 kilogram of Marijuana
2. Possession with intent to sell Marijuana
3. Possession with intent to sell Marijuana 1500 Ft of a school
4. Conspiracy to sell Marijuana
5. Possession of drug paraphernalia
6. Drug Factory
7. Interfering with Police

Arrested: Kevin Spencer, 27, of West Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of more than 1 kilogram of Marijuana
2. Possession with intent to sell Marijuana
3. Possession with intent to sell Marijuana 1500 Ft of a school
4. Conspiracy to sell Marijuana
5. Possession of drug paraphernalia
6. Drug Factory
7. Interfering with Police

Arrested: Ronda Burrell, 45, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Interfering with a Search Warrant

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Narcotics Operation Arrest

On August 20, 2015, at 11:30 pm, Hartford Police Department's Vice and Narcotic Detectives and HPD Officers from the Central Conditions Unit conducted an undercover narcotics operation in the area of James Street and Capital Avenue. The operation was conducted in response to ongoing citizen complaints of open air drug sales taking place in and around the James Street area. HPD undercover Detectives conducted surveillance in the area and were able to observe a transaction involving a tan SUV and an unknown individual. The SUV was stopped in the parking lot of 305 Zion Street and the front seat passenger was found to be in possession of approximately five ounces of marijuana. Further investigation revealed that additional drugs and possibly a firearm were being "stashed" in an apartment at 305 Zion Street. HPD Vice and Narcotic Detectives were able to apply for and execute a valid Search and Seizure warrant for 305 Zion Street. The search of the apartment revealed 11 ounces of marijuana, four bags of powdered "Molly's" (MDMA), U.S. currency, packaging material, ammunition and two firearms. A total of three individuals were arrested and charged with various narcotic charges.

Seized:
One pound of marijuana
$820.00 U.S currency
Packaging material
Box of ammo
Four bags of powdered Molly's (MDMA)
Smith & Wesson, model Body Guard handgun (stolen out of Hartford)
Keltec, model P3AT .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun

Arrested: Josue Serrano, 23, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of a Controlled Substance
2. Possession with intent to sell a Controlled Substance
3. Possession with intent to sell 1500 Ft of a school
4. Drug Factory
5. Possession of a stolen firearm

Arrested: Jessica Velez, 23, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of a Controlled Substance
2. Possession with intent to sell a Controlled Substance
3. Possession with intent to sell 1500 Ft of a school
4. Drug Factory

Arrested: Gaspar Gonzalez, 21, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Possession of a stolen firearm
2. Possession of a Hallucinogenic
3. Possession with intent to sell a Hallucinogenic

305 Zion

Cultivation of Marijuana Arrest

On August 19, 2015, at 7:30 pm, Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotic Detectives and HPD officers from the South Conditions Unit received credible information of a marijuana growing operation at 39 Ansonia Street. Surveillance was established on the residence, which revealed a garden type area containing several tall green leafy plants. Further investigation by HPD Officers and Vice Detectives produced approximately 92 marijuana plants and marijuana packaged for street level sales. Two residents, later identified as Jaleel Wooley, 24, of Hartford and Jamie Grant, 36, of Hartford were placed under arrest for drug related charges and transported to the Hartford Police Booking facility to be processed. The plants were cut down and entered as evidence at the Hartford Police property room.

Seized as Evidence:
92 marijuana plants
15 plastic zip lock bags each containing a green plant like substance

Arrested: Jaleel Wooley, 24, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Cultivation of Marijuana

Arrested: Jamie Grant, 36, of Hartford, CT
Charges:
1. Cultivation of Marijuana

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