On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at approximately 3:40 p.m., HPD Patrol Officers were dispatched to 180 Bonner Street to assist Hartford Fire Department on a structure fire. After the fire was extinguished, fire personnel notified HPD Officers that they located suspected marijuana grow in the master bedroom. HPD Detectives from the Vice and Narcotics Unit responded to the scene and determined that inside the residence was a marijuana grow in the bedroom and basement areas. A search warrant was applied for and executed, where Detectives were able to locate 20 marijuana plants and several items used to cultivate marijuana plants. The resident of the home arrived on scene and was placed under arrest for several drug related charges and transported to the HPD Booking Facility to be processed. HFD reported the fire was not caused by marijuana op.
20 Marijuana plants
Grow lights, timers, liquid plant food, thermometer and one grow cabinet
Arrested: Vincente Santiago, 32, of Hartford, CT
1. Illegal Cultivation of Marijuana
2. Possession of Marijuana
3. Drug Factory
4. Possession within 1500 feet of a School