Police arrested 13 people Wednesday in an operation targeting two alleged gangs in the Foxon Hill area of the city—and discovered the targets apparently had been listening to them on a police radio.
Here’s what happened, according to police spokesman Officer Dave Hartman:
The operation was the result of stings and controlled buys from about two dozen people, mostly members of the “Playboys” and “88 Boys” gangs.
Cops secured more than 30 arrest warrants for 21 people, along with two search warrants.
Police searched a home on Bouchet Lane and one on Foxon Road, turning up drug paraphernalia and two fake pistols.
Police also searched a home on Eastern Street, where they found 8 grams of crack, 60 bags of heroin, drug packaging material, nearly $1,400 in cash, and a West Haven police department radio, tuned to the New Haven police radio frequency.
Police arrested 12 men and one woman on drug charges. Cops found crack, heroin, and cash on “Pudge” and “Shorty,” two of the men arrested.
Sgt. Karl Jacobson, head of the intelligence unit said, stated in the release that “the area off Exit 8 (I-91) has seen a great deal of gang related drug trade and violence. This round-up will, no doubt, put a huge dent in this activity. More arrests are pending.”