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Narcotics Task Force Arrests 20 in Drug Sweep

Police also seized four vehicles, 56 Oxycontin pills and $818 in cash.

The East Central Narcotics Task Force, a coalition of the Manchester, Vernon, South Windsor and Glastonbury police departments, executed a number of search warrants Friday and arrested 20 people in the area who are suspected of either dealing drugs or involved in narcotics activities. 

In a statement, the task force said it executed three search warrants throughout the area, seized four vehicles, 56 oxycontin pills and $818 in cash. 

The following people were arrested as a result of Friday's sweep: 

Michael McIntire, 20, of 1752 Chalker Hill, Glastonbury, was charged with two warrants for the sale of marijuana. He is held on a $50,000 bond for each warrant. 

Charles Anderson, 51, of 11 Carpenter Lane, Bloomfield, was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell and conspiracy. He is being held on a $100,000 bond. Police also seized Anderson's 2012 Nissan Titan, 34 Oxycontin Pills and $239 in cash.

Ryan Freedman, 18, of 478 Stanley Dr., Glastonbury, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell and conspiracy. He is being held on a $10,000 bond. 

Matthew Lacombe, 19, of 26 Blueberry Lane, East Hartford, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell and conspiracy. He is being held on a $10,000 bond. 

Jayon Knight, 20, of 200 Nutmeg Lane Apt. 119, East Hartford, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell and conspiracy. He is being held on a $10,000 bond.    

Michael Durdek, 21, of 50 Church St. Apt. 1A, East Hartford, was charged with possession of marijuana and conspiracy. He is being held on a $10,000 bond. 

Colby Codraro, 18, of 30 Elm St., Rocky Hill, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held on a $10,000 bond. 

Timothy McGuire, 34, of 290 Foote Rd., Glastonbury, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held on a $10,000 bond. 

Jefferey Safo-Darko, 22, of 100 West St. Apt. 408, Vernon, was charged with two arrest warrants for possession of narcotics and the sale of narcotics. He is being held on a $125,000 bond for each warrant. Police also seized Safo-Darko’s 2003 Nissan Maxima.

Eartha Hester, 36, of 233 Ellington Rd. Apt. 306, East Hartford, was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell and conspiracy. He is being held on a $125,000 bond. Police also seized Hester’s 2002 Mitsubishi Galant and $579 in cash. 

Anthony Brown, 40, of 360 Oakland St., Manchester, was charged with two arrest warrants for possession of narcotics and the sale of narcotics. He is being held on a $200,000 bond for each warrant. 

Alison Dunn, 40, of 965 Hopewell Rd., Glastonbury, was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is being held on a $10,000 bond. 

Adam Garabedian, 23, of 482 Broad St. Apt. 37, of Bristol, was charged with possession of narcotics and the sale of narcotics. He is being held on a $10,000 bond.    

Ernest Dailey, 53, of 357 Albany Ave., Hartford, was charged with possession of narcotics and the sale of narcotics. He is being held on a $50,000 bond. Police also seized Daily's 2006 Cadillac and 22 oxycontin pills. Daily also had an additional arrest warrant for the sale and possession of narcotics and an additional $100,000 court set bond. 

Gene Walker, 69, of 164 Kensington St., Hartford, was charged with possession of narcotics and the sale of narcotics. He is being held on a $50,000 bond. 

Karen Chipchase, 40, of 174 Center St., Manchester, was charged with possession of more than four ounces of marijuana, possession with intent to sell, operating a drug factory, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia within 1,500 feet of a school and risk of injury to a minor. He is being held on a $150,000 bond. 

Ronald White, 30, of 88 Oak St. Apt. 7, Manchester, was charged with three arrest warrants for the possession of cocaine and the sale of cocaine. He is being held on a $10,000 for each warrant.  

ELizabeth Louden, 51, of 68 Oak St., Manchester, was charged with two arrest warrants for the sale of narcotics. She is being held on a $2,500 bond for each warrant. 

A juvenile, whose information is not being released, was also arrested in the sweep and charged with possession of marijuana and the sale of marijuana. The juvenile was brought to juvenile detention. 

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.  

tim persico December 22, 2012 at 04:10 PM
police are doing their job,what about the courts?how is that people can keep getting arrested but they are not put behind bars?too many people are getting away with too much in manchester.it's about time the manchester courts start enforcing the penaltys
MJL December 22, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Please....I'm all for a Drug Enforcement Task Force, but 70% of these people were arrested and charged for marijuana possession. I applaud them for their efforts to get rid of the pain medication being sold, but are you really going to take up the courts time on marijuana charges?!? Have they not seen the explosion of heroin in our schools, the epidemic with pain medication. I'm not defending marijuana, I understand it's still illegal, but focus on the drugs that are REALLY impacting our community. I've seen first hand what the pain medication and heroin will do to a community.
Vernon Taxpayer December 22, 2012 at 07:14 PM
I read the article and it seems 10 were charged with narcotics meaning 50%. The others were charged intent to sell, operating a drug factory and possession within 1500ft of a school. Those charges are much more serious than a simple marijuana possession. I hope at some time our court system is able to determine whether these arrests are due to an addict supporting their habit or a scumbag making a profit off an addict. And then let the sentence fit the crime.
MJL December 23, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Lol ok Mr Perfect....to be exact 50%. And all it would have took to get those drug factory charges and intent to sell is to have a scale and sandwich bags and a bag of marijuana and BOOM...you got a "drug factory". Like I said, I'm all for drug enforcement, but enforce the drugs that cause a negative impact to the community. I'm soooo sick and tired of tax payer dollars and the courts time being spent on marijuana possession. If they took that same amount of effort an dime and put it to heroin and pills they make a much bigger impact.
Mr Wilson December 24, 2012 at 02:35 PM
This is not a place for social comentary, this is a place to trash the arrested about there social demanor and poor family upbringing.

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