During the month of February 2016 Detectives from the Hartford Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit were contacted by the investigators from the Southington Police Department in regards to an individual in Hartford that was selling "tainted" heroin. In the recent weeks, Southington PD had a fatal heroin overdose in their town. SPD informed HPD Vice & Narco detectives that they were able to identify a possible supplier of the "tainted" Heroin as male who went by the nickname "X", who was from Hartford. HPD Vice & Narco Detectives were able to identify "X" as being Xavier Quiles. Quiles became the focus of an expedited covert op. began a narcotics investigation into him. The investigation included several undercover narcotics purchases, utilizing a undercover officers and informants. From the multiple controlled purchases, HPD Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for his arrest and a search warrant for his vehicle. Also during this investigation it was determined that Quiles resided at 11 Bell Court in East Hartford and that's where he was "stashing" his heroin.
With the assistance of East Hartford Police Narcotics Unit, the Detectives were able to stop and arrest Quiles as he exited his home to conduct a narcotics sale. Quiles was found in possession of (50) bags of heroin during this arrest. HPD Vice and Narcotics along with members of the East Hartford Police Narcotics unit then searched Quiles' East Hartford home. During the search, investigators recovered (453) bags of packaged heroin, 28.9 grams of heroin/fentanyl, (50) grams of cocaine, numerous empty wax paper sleeves, cutting agents and other items used to package heroin as well as $11,727 in U.S. currency.
Quiles was arrested by East Hartford Police for several narcotic related charges then turned over to Hartford
Police where he was placed under arrest for the outstanding arrest warrant. Accused Quiles' 2008 Nissan Altima, which was used during several of the drug sales, was seized by the HPD Detectives. Several of the heroin purchased
from Quiles tested positive for Fentanyl, a drug added to heroin that makes the drug highly potent and frequently deadly to users who overdose. The heroin bags that investigators seized were identical to the bags that were located near the victim of the deadly heroin overdose. This investigation is ongoing.
Xavier Quiles, 26yo, LKA 11 Bell Court, East Hartford, CT (Convicted Felon, 20 previous Hartford PD arrests)
1. Possession of Narcotics
2. Possession of Narcotics With Intent to Sell
3. Possession of Narcotics With Intent to Sell within 1500 ft of school
4. Drug Factory.
Evidence: (453) bags of packaged heroin.
Evidence: 28.9 grams of heroin/fentanyl and (50) grams of cocaine.
Evidence: $11,727 in U.S. currency.
Evidence: Numerous empty wax paper sleeves, cutting agents and other items used to package heroin.