Cops foil heroin delivery at Exit 9 McDonald’s in Stamford
STAMFORD - Police said they caught a Bridgeport man bringing 100 bags of heroin to Stamford’s East Side at the end of last week.
Capt. Richard Conklin said officers in the Narcotics and Organized Crime squad became aware that a Bridgeport man was going to make a large heroin delivery to the McDonald’s on East Main Street in Stamford on Friday evening.
Police officers began surveilling the location and spotted a man driving a car that fit the description of the trafficker. Police detained Raleigh Hampton, of Bridgeport, and during a search discovered he was carrying a cigarette box that contained 10 bundles, or 100 bags of heroin, Conklin said. An analysis of what was in the bags revealed they contained a mixture of heroin and Fentanyl, Conklin said.
A passenger in the car identified by police as Raymond Lopez, 41, also of Bridgeport, was also allegedly carrying 3.5 grams of powder cocaine, an ounce of marijuana and $937 in cash, Conklin said.
Hampton, 34, of Sherman Street, was charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell and sales of narcotics. Lopez, 41, of Voight Street, was charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell and possession of marijuana with intent to sell.
Hampton was held in lieu of a $25,000 court appearance bond and Lopez’s bond was set at $10,000.