Man faces weapon, drug charges after traffic stop in Meriden 

Man faces weapon, drug charges after traffic stop in Meriden 



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MERIDEN — A man faces charges after police said they found a revolver and heroin in a car last month. 

Kenny Cotto, 23, no address listed, was charged Nov. 17 with criminal possession of a firearm, criminal possession of ammunition, weapons in a motor vehicle, carrying a pistol without a permit, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, operating a drug factory and various motor vehicle violations.

On Nov. 17 around 2:30 p.m. police witnessed what they believed was a drug sale involving a parked car in the Howe Street area, according to a police report. As it drove off, police noticed the car’s brake lights were not working and pulled over the vehicle, which Cotto was driving.

Police searched the car finding a loaded Arminius revolver, 2.3 grams of crack cocaine, about 47 grams of heroin, a digital scale and 22 rounds of ammunition, the report said.   

Cotto told police everything in the car belonged to him, the report said.  A passenger was detained but later released. Police noted Cotto is a convicted felon and prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm. 

Cotto was released on $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Jan. 5. 

lsellew@record-journal.com203-317-2225Twitter: @LaurenSellewRJ


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