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Task Force Nabs Alleged Heroin Dealers in Route 5 Sting

Two Hartford men are facing charges.

Two accused drug dealers are in custody tonight after members of the East Central Narcotics Task Force conducted a "buy/bust" operation in the parking lot of the on Route 5, a task force news release indicates.

Task force members said they set up the operation in search of an alleged  heroin dealer who uses the street name “Macho.”

Turns out, Macho was indeed their man. His real identity is Edward Flores-Lopez, 20, of 194 Washington St., Hartford, and he was was taken into custody after selling heroin, according to a task force news release. Also taken into custody was a passenger in his vehicle, Jorhan Bermudez, 24, of 188 Benton St., Hartford, according top the news release. 

Task force members seized 50 bags of heroin and $321 in cash during the bust, according to the news release. Task force members will also be applying for two separate arrest warrants for Flores-Lopez, charging him with the sale and possession of heroin, according to the news release. 
 
Flores-Lopez has several arrests in Connecticut, and Bermudez is on Probation for a gun charge, the news release indicates. 

So far, the charges against Flores-Lopez are:

• Possession of heroin.
• The sale of heroin.
• Conspiracy to possess heroin.
• Conspiracy to sell heroin.

His bond was set at $150,000, surety, police said.    

The charges against Bermudez are:

• Conspiracy to possess heroin.
• Conspiracy to sell heroin.

His bond was set at $15,000, surety, police said.

The East Central Narcotics Task Force is made up of officers from Manchester, South Windsor, Vernon and Glastonbury.

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