Police in Groton seized over 100 bags of heroin and other drugs from a car in Groton on Tuesday.
Officers from Groton Police Department, the Department of Adult Probation and the Department of Correction Parole Division say they observed suspicious activity in a vehicle occupied by 28-year-old Sasha Ann Santiago of Norwich and 30-year-old Alejandro Guerra of Hartford, while in the parking lot of a local business in a known crime area. Both Santiago and Guerra are known by officers to be associated with narcotics sales, according to police.
Investigators say they went over to the car and seized 26 grams of crack cocaine, 133 bags of heroin, 60 Benzodiazepine pills, nine opiate pills, two grams of marijuana, one gram of cocaine and $2,542.
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Police arrested both Santiago and Guerra. They are now facing charges including possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and operating a drug factory.
Both Santiago and Guerra were held on $50,000 bond at the Groton Police Department pending their court appearance on Wednesday.
Anyone with any information regarding illegal drug activity is urged to call Groton Police at 860-441-6712. All calls will be kept confidential.