Police: 1,163 bags of heroin seized as pair arrested in Waterbury

A file photo of a Waterbury, Conn., police cruiser.

A file photo of a Waterbury, Conn., police cruiser.

Waterbury Police Department / Contributed Photo

WATERBURY — Two people were arrested this week on drug-related charges in a neighborhood where police say there has been a recent uptick in crime.

Members of the crime prevention unit were patrolling the area of Oakville Avenue and Angel Drive due to recent increased criminal activity in the neighborhood around 11:25 p.m. Wednesday, police said Friday.

The increased criminal activity has included weapons offenses, robberies and illegal narcotics activity, according to police.

While patrolling, officers identified a vehicle that matched the description of one involved in recent criminal activity and conducted an investigation, police said.

Police said the investigation led to the seizure of 1,163 bags of heroin, 42.4 grams of crack cocaine and $10,152 being located in the vehicle.

Vehicle occupants Yesenia Martinez, 26, and Nakeem Robinson, 27, were both arrested and charged with two counts of possession with the intent to sell narcotics substance, possession of drug paraphernalia near school grounds and operating a drug factory, police said.

Martinez was also charged with interfering with an officer and resisting arrest.