Hartford man faces drug charges after traffic stop in Meriden

Hartford man faces drug charges after traffic stop in Meriden


MERIDEN — A Hartford man faces charges after police said he was found with fentanyl and cocaine following a traffic stop on Tuesday. 

Alexis Maldonado, 41, of 288 Bellevue St., Hartford, was charged Tuesday with possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Members of the Crime Suppression Unit saw a yellow pickup truck registered to Maldonado turn on Interstate 691 ramp without using a turn signal around 7:15 p.m.. Police previously received information that Maldonado was selling drugs in the city, according to a police report. 

Police searched Maldonado and the vehicle, finding a little over an ounce of fentanyl, 6.6 grams of cocaine, four fentanyl patches and a digital scale. 

Maldonado was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Wednesday. According to statements in court, Maldonado was on parole for a previous conviction and was remanded to custody. His criminal history dates back to 1996 and includes convictions for second-degree sexual assault, possession of narcotics with intent to sell and a weapons charge. 

– Lauren Sewell