NEW HAVEN POLICE WORK CLOSELY WITH COMMUNITY TO ACHIEVE SUCCESSFUL NARCOTICS STING OPERATION
(3/30/2009) NEW HAVEN- Today, members of the New Haven Police Department Tactical Narcotics Unit conducted an investigation into street level drug dealing in the Eld Street area of the city. Eld Street residents were instrumental in the investigation by keenly observing suspicious activity in their neighborhood and promptly reporting their observations to the police via the website SeeClickFix.com. Armed with the information received from Eld Street residents TNU detectives conducted surveillance, and a subsequent "sting" operation in the aforementioned area. At 2:31 pm, at the corner of Orange Street and Eld Street, detectives interrupted a street level heroin transaction. TNU detectives arrested both the alleged dealer Nelson Garcia (DOB 11/30/78) of 154 Canal St. and the buyer, Joseph Mazzucco (DOB 2/17/74) of 60 Rock Rd., North Haven.
Detectives seized ten (10) packets of heroin from Mazzucco. Subsequently, Mazzucco was arrested for Possession of Narcotics, Possession within 1500 feet of a school, Possession of drug paraphernalia, Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, and Failure to obey a traffic signal. Detectives seized $1,060.00 from Garcia, as well as a 2010 Toyota Camry, and charged him with Sale of Narcotics. Both were remanded to the Union Avenue detention facility.
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