Two Tariffville men have been charged with the sale of heroin and cocaine after selling the narcotics to officers with the East Central Narcotics Task Force on Monday.
Anthony "Pretty" Shelton, 33, of Tarffville was arrested without incident in a McDonald's parking lot in Glastonbury after he sold narcotics to police during a buy/bust operation.
Police also arrested Rashetta Merrick, 37, of Tariffville, the driver of the vehicle Shelton was in.
Task force members seized 50 bags of heroin, 2.9 grams of crack cocaine, a 2007 Nissan Altima and $4812 in cash. Task force members will also be applying for two separate arrest warrants for Shelton charging him with Sale and Possession of Heroin and Cocaine, according to a release.
Police said Shelton has an extensive criminal history in Connecticut which includes sale of narcotics. Shelton is also currently on parole from a 2001 arrest in which he was charged with assault on a Police Officer. Parole has remanded Shelton into custody.
Shelton was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, sale of cocaine, sale of heroin, possession with the intent to sell cocaine, and possession with the intent to sell heroin. A non-surety bond was set at $350,000.
Merrick was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, sale of cocaine, sale of heroin, possession with the intent to sell cocaine, and possession with the intent to sell heroin. A surety bond was set at $10,000.
The East Central Narcotics Task Force, in cooperation with other municipal, and federal law enforcement agencies, is interested in stopping illegal narcotics sales and use in the Manchester, South Windsor, Vernon, and Glastonbury communities. Anyone with information pertaining to any illicit drug activity is asked to contact the East Central Narcotics Task Force at (860) 645-5548. All calls will remain confidential.