New London man faces drug, gun possession charges

New London — Police arrested a man on numerous charges following a raid Wednesday at his Hempstead Street apartment, where police said they seized prepackaged heroin, a stolen handgun and cash, among other items.

City narcotics officers had joined with members of the state police Statewide Narcotics Task Force on Wednesday to execute a search and seizure warrant at 40 Hempstead St., Apt. 2.

As a result, police said they found 23 grams of heroin packaged for street-level sales, two Suboxone tablets, a stolen Taurus 9 mm semi-automatic handgun, 9 mm ammunition, drug paraphernalia and $2,937.

Mateen Haskins, 27, was charged with two counts of possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, operating a drug factory, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Further information was not immediately available.

Police ask anyone with information concerning any drug activity to contact the New London Police Department's Narcotics hotline at (860) 447-9107. Anonymous information can be submitted to the New London Tips 411 system by texting NLPDTip plus the information to Tip411 (847411).

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