MERIDEN — Two men and a woman face charges after police said they found a loaded handgun and drugs in a car on Wednesday.
Wilfredo Ocasio-Rosado, 30, of 11 Crown St., was arrested on charges including two counts of criminal possession of a firearm and one count each of carrying a pistol without a permit, weapons in a motor vehicle, possession of a high capacity magazine, narcotics possession and possession with intent to sell.
Rechi Robles, 30, no address listed, and Vincent Torres-Fernandez, 31, of 71 Catlin St., were both arrested and charged with possession of narcotics.
Around 6:15 p.m. members of the crime suppression unit saw a man approach a car in the lot of Jack Berry field and conduct what appeared to be a hand to hand transaction, according to a police report.
Police followed as Ocasio-Rosado drove the car and parked in a lot at 300 Britannia St. When officers approached, Ocasio-Rosado got out of the car and told police there was a firearm in the car, the report said. Torres and Robles were passengers in the car.
A search found a loaded handgun with an extended 17 round magazine, 4.3 grams of crack cocaine, a digital scale, a black rifle-style BB gun, 3.3 grams of heroin and over $3,000 in cash.
Ocasio-Rosado’s bond was set at $150,000. Robles and Torres-Fernandez were both released on a promise to appear.