Waterbury, CT police and federal agents make major firearms and narcotics bust

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WATERBURY — In a significant clampdown on drug and weapons offenses, the Waterbury Police Department, alongside federal agents, arrested three men following a series of search warrants executed on March 22.

A joint operation involving the department’s Vice and Intelligence Division, Gang Task Force Unit, Auto Theft Task Force, and the US Drug Enforcement Agency led to raids on four Waterbury locations, including residences on Meadow Brook Drive, Eastwood Avenue, Sylvan Avenue, and Fairmount Street.

The targets of the investigation were identified as Gabriel Lopez-Millette, Javier Cuevas-Colon, and Angel Cuevas-Colon.

The execution of the search warrants resulted in the seizure of a loaded Glock .40 caliber handgun with a modification to fire as a fully automatic weapon, a loaded TCP .380 caliber handgun, $10,958 in cash, 151.7 grams of cocaine, 280 grams of raw heroin, and 847 bags of heroin mixed with fentanyl.

Gabriel Lopez Millette, 37, from Fairmount Street, faces multiple charges, including possession of an assault weapon, possession of significant quantities of heroin and cocaine, intent to sell controlled substances, and operating a drug factory.

He was arraigned on March 25 and remains in the custody of the Connecticut Department of Corrections.

Javier Cuevas-Colon, 45, from South Leonard Street, was charged similarly, with additional counts for interfering with a search warrant and served with several Failure to Appear warrants.

Following his arraignment on March 25, he too is held in state custody.

Angel Cuevas-Colon, 49, from Meadowbrook Drive, was charged with possession and intent to sell narcotics, as well as operating a drug factory.

Despite being a convicted felon with previous narcotics felony arrests, Cuevas-Colon posted a $1 million bond and is set to be arraigned on May 1.

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