Troopers Seize 300 Baggies of Heroin, Cocaine Following Vehicle Pursuit and Foot Pursuit

Department of Emergency Services &
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Connecticut State Police
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Connecticut State Police Patch
Dr. Dora B. Schriro
Colonel Alaric J. Fox
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
February 14, 2017
Troopers Seize 300 Baggies of Heroin, Cocaine Following Vehicle Pursuit and Foot Pursuit

   On February 13, 2017 at approximately 11:54 p.m. troopers from Troop H - Hartford observed a 2000 Toyota Avalon traveling on I-84 in West Hartford with improper registration plates.  Troopers attempted to initiate a motor vehicle stop, however the operator failed to stop and continued eastbound now at a high rate of speed.  

   The operator, Edwin Chevere, eventually crashed the Toyota on the I-84 eastbound exit 40 off-ramp in West Hartford.  Chevere then fled the scene on foot leading troopers on a foot pursuit. A short time later Chevere was located and taken into custody on I-84.

   Troopers located approximately 46.5 grams (300 baggies) of suspected heroin, 18.2 grams of suspected cocaine and a small amount of marijuana both on Chevere and in the Toyota.  Chevere also appeared to be intoxicated.

   Chevere was transported to Troop H - Hartford where he was fingerprinted and photographed.  The illegal narcotics were seized and transported to Troop H where they were held as evidence.

   Edwin Chevere (dob 11/13/1990), 22 Pleasant St., Bristol, was charged with Improper Use of a Marker Plate, Reckless Driving, Engaging Police in Pursuit, Evading Responsibility, Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs, Failure to Drive in Proper Lane, Operating without a License, Possession with Intent to Sell, Illegal Possession of Narcotics, and Interfering with an Officer.  Chevere was released after posting $75,000.00 bond and is scheduled to appear at Hartford Superior Court on March 6, 2017.

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