STAMFORD - Stamford police say several people are facing charges in separate heroin busts.

Three separate arrests were made yesterday involving five people who police say planned to sell the drug. Two of the five suspects faced a judge today.

An additional heroin-related arrest was made last week.

Officials say the arrests are not connected, but they each had a similar plan involving the purchase of heroin outside the city and its sale at a higher rate in Stamford.

Authorities confirm that about 450 bags of heroin were confiscated in total.