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Police arrest 12 on drug charges for ‘Operation Heat Wave’

July 19, 2019

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — As much of the nation deals with high heat, police in Connecticut arrested a dozen people on drug charges in a sting they’re calling “Operation Heat Wave.”

The New Britain Police Department says several agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Agency in Hartford, took part in the one-day roundup Friday, which concluded Operation Heat Wave.

Police say 12 people were arrested for engaging in the sale of illicit drugs in New Britain.

More arrests are expected. The arrests were targeted in the area of North and Oak streets, where residents have complained of illegal drug dealing and drug use in their community in recent months.

An excessive heat warning has been issued for Connecticut, which remains in effect until Sunday night.

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