WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) -- Sixteen people were arrested in Waterbury as part of a three month long investigation into the sale of street level narcotics.
The investigation, coined "Operation Done Deal," targeted drug buys occurring in the Willow/Hillside, North End, Baldwin Street, and Brooklyn neighborhoods.
Over the course of the three month investigation, undercover officers were able to gather enough evidence to charged 26 people with a variety of drug-related charges.
On Thursday night, police were able to arrest 16 of the suspects.
Those arrested appeared in Waterbury Superior Court on Friday.
The following people were arrested as part of the investigation:
- Demetras Walton, 30, sale of narcotics and sale school zone
- Alana Thompson, 28, sale of narcotics
- Gregory Burdett, 55, conspiracy at sale of narcotics
- Matthew Diaz, 22, sale of narcotics & sale school zone
- Jesse Spence, 31, sale of narcotics & sale school zone
- Brandon Sapp, 25, engaging in pursuit, violation of probation (narcotics)
- Dennis Rolon, 22, sale of narcotics and various motor vehicle
- Juan Fuentes, 31, sale of narcotics and sale school zone
- Derek Myers, 32, misrepresentation of a controlled substance
- Gregory Williams, 42, misrepresentation of a controlled substance
- Jose Carino, 24, possession of narcotics with intent to sell & school zone
- Luis Aponte, 42, 2 counts of sale of narcotics and sale school zone
- Nathan Johnston, 29, possession of narcotics and school zone
- Edwin Olmo, 49, falsely reporting a stolen motor vehicle
- Sonny Brockenberry, 24, sale of narcotics
- Anthony Spruill, 44, sale of narcotics
Police are continuing to search for the following:
- Jarlin Castellano, 52, sale of narcotics & sale school zone
- John D'Aversa, 55, conspiracy at sale of narcotics
- Bruce Inverson, 44, sale of narcotics & school zone
- Marcus Robinson, 48, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and school one
- Deandre Green, 23, possession of narcotics and school zone
- Jonathan Andino, 21, sale of narcotics and sale school zone
- Rebecca Benson, 26, possession of narcotics and school zone
- Derick Groves, 36, sale of narcotics and sale school zone
- Timothy Minnifield, 39, misrepresentation of a controlled substance
- Ramon Martinez, 37, sale of narcotics
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