Manchester Police, operating on information about narcotics activity in town, made three arrests Wednesday and charged the suspects, including a Tolland resident, with a number of drug related offenses.
In the first incident, members of the East Central Narcotics Task force obtained a search warrant on a blue Ford Explorer and stopped the vehicle in the parking lot of ShopRite at approximately 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The occupants of the vehicle were identified as Moise Serrano (Mo) and Sean Bradley.
Police seized approximately two grams of cocaine and a small amount of marijuana from the vehicle. Police also seized the Explorer as part of their investigation.
Serrano, 27, of Hartford, has an extensive criminal history, according to police, including previous narcotics charges, and is currently on probation for first-degree robbery. Serrano is facing charges of possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of cocaine within 1,500 feet of public housing and possession of cocaine with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of public housing. He was held on a $25,000 non-surety bond.
Bradley, 35, of Tolland, faces the same charges and was held on a $25,000 non-surety bond.
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In a separate incident Wednesday, Manchester police executed a search warrant at 18 Bretton Rd. and arrested Ryan Carr, 36, of the same address, after they discovered marijuana, sales, packing and other drug paraphernalia at the home. Police said there were two children present at the time.
Carr was charged with possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of risk of injury to a minor and held on a $10,000 non-surety bond. Police also notified the Department of Children and Families of Carr's arrest.
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.