Drug busts show growing heroin problem in Stamford

Stamford police arrested four people this weekend in drug busts, seizing several thousand dollars worth of heroin.

Stamford police arrested four people this weekend in drug busts, seizing several thousand dollars worth of heroin. (7/7/15)

STAMFORD - Stamford police arrested four people in three separate incidents this weekend, seizing a large quantity of heroin.

Police say the arrests show how prevalent of a problem heroin has become. They say many drug dealers buy their supply from New York and then drive or take a train to sell the drugs in Stamford at higher prices.

Authorities have seen the number of heroin-related arrests increase over the past few years.

Police say the four people arrested - Angel Henriquez, Candace Sarro, Eudy Taveras, and Christina Verrico - carried 316 packets of heroin in total. Priced at $20 for each packet, the drugs were altogether worth about $8,000.

Police add that heroin isn't just a problem in Stamford but all over the New England region as well.

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