Sep 22, 2014 5:49 PM
Manchester SWAT teams take down drug dealers
Manchester Police and SWAT Teams surrounded a home on South Mammoth Road Wednesday, making two arrests and ending a lenghty drug investigation.
Police say Hernan Rijos-Calderon, 26, and William Rivera-Calderon were involved with selling cocaine and heroin across the Queen City.
Manchester Police Special Enforcement Division and multiple members of the Manchester Police SWAT Team executed a search warrant at 125 Mammoth Road on September 17, 2014.
The SWAT team set-up outside of 125 South River road early in the morning, but hours later they shot out windows to get inside after the residents refused to leave.
Rivera-Calderon was arrested on site. Rijos Calderon was apprehended a short time later at Don Quiote's Restaurant, located on Union Street.
Neighbors say they never expected to see such a scary scene unfold in their own back yard.
"It was chaos, poeple said there could be more people, more gunshots going on so i just took my daughter in the house immediately," said Sandra Milonas.
This is the latest heroin bust for a department that's on the front lines of one of the state's most relentless and concerning epidemics.
"It's sort of like swimming against the tide," said Manchester Sgt. Brian O'Keefe. "Everytime you close down one drug address or one or two drug dealers they're always popping up and that's why it's essential for the public to keep us apprised of the facts they know."
Rijos-Calderon was charged with 3 counts for selling heroin and 2 counts of possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine. He was held on $50,000 cash bail.
Rivera Calderon was charged with 3 counts of selling heroin and 1 count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. He was held on $25,000 cash bail.
The investigation led to the seizure of a 2006 Chrysler automobile, $2,432.00 United States Currency, 8.4 grams of cocaine-with a street value of $600.00 and 15.5 grams of Heroin, holding a street value of $1,000.00.