Officers with the East Central Narcotics Task Force arrested a man who is accused of selling large amounts of drugs in Manchester and South Windsor, Connecticut.
Officers said they received information about a drug dealer who lives in Maine on Friday. They said 20-year-old Nicholas Simmons would frequent the towns of Manchester and South Windsor to sell large amounts of marijuana.
Simmons was arrested following a lengthy ongoing investigation. The East Central Narcotics Task Force also had an arrest warrant for Simmons for various drug charges involving marijuana from a previous case.
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According to police, they seized over 8 pounds of marijuana, dozens of THC vape cartridges, hundreds of edibles containing THC, marijuana oils, LSD, Simmons's vehicle and an undisclosed amount of cash.
Simmons is facing charges including possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell, operating a drug factory and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $300,000 and he will appear in court in Manchester.
The East Central Narcotics Task Force works with other municipal and federal law enforcement agencies to stop illegal narcotics sales and use in Manchester, South Windsor and Vernon. Anyone with information about illicit drug activity is asked to call the East Central Narcotics Task Force at (860) 645-5548. All calls will remain confidential.