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Felon Arrested on Drugs, Weapons Charge: Police

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    Felon Arrested on Drugs, Weapons Charge: Police

    Hartford police arrested a convicted felon on drugs and illegal weapons charges during an investigating into complaints of drug deals.

    Detectives and narcotics officers were conducting surveillance in the area of 187 Babcock St. on Monday when they saw Carlos Sanchez, 31, of Meriden, make several drug deals, police said.

    When they stopped his car, they saw Sanchez put something on the floor of the back passenger seats and discovered it was a loaded Walther 9mm firearm, police said.

    A search of the vehicle also turned up another loaded Glock 9mm, approximately nine grams of cocaine and $1,100 in cash, police said.

    The woman in the front seat, Jacqueline Martines-Pressey, 44, of Meriden, had a valid pistol permit, but also had a bag of marijuana, police said.

    Police said they seized her pistol permit and the Glock 9mm because of the drug sales, narcotics and the locations of the two guns.

    Police said they are Investigating Martines-Pressey’s gun purchases and will test the seized guns and compare them against projectiles and casings recovered at the scenes of Hartford shootings, which is standard procedure.

    Sanchez was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell narcotics and failure to obey stop sign.

    Martines-Pressey was ticketed for possession of controlled substance and the investigation is ongoing.