Wallingford police: 2 handguns, 2,400 bags of heroin found during traffic stop

Wallingford police: 2 handguns, 2,400 bags of heroin found during traffic stop



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WALLINGFORD — Three people face charges after police found two loaded handguns and about 2,400 bags of heroin during a traffic stop Monday night.

The incident began when an officer stopped a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer on Yale Avenue around 8 p.m. for a defective taillight, Sgt. John Haberski said.

The officer noticed marijuana in plain view inside the vehicle. A search found two loaded handguns, about 2,400 bags of heroin with a street value of about $12,000, two cell phones and about $1,500 in cash, Haberski said.

Whitlock, the driver of the Trailblazer, and two passengers were taken into custody. 

Whitlock, 53, of 452 Stanley St., New Britain, was charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, possession of more than one ounce of heroin and two counts each of of weapons in a motor vehicle and criminal possession of a firearm, and various conspiracy charges.

Christiane Flores, 32, of 30 Dwight St., New Britain, was charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of more than one ounce of heroin, two counts of criminal possession of a firearm and various conspiracy charges. 

Victor Flores, 35, of 30 Dwight St., New Britain, was charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana, possession of more than one ounce of heroin, two counts of criminal possession of a firearm and various conspiracy charges. 

Whitlock and Christiane Flores both posted $50,000 bonds and are scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Feb. 18. Victor Flores was held on $75,000 bond. 

lsellew@record-journal.com
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