Wolcott police: 2 guns, 370 bags of heroin seized during arrest

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WOLCOTT — Hundreds of bags of heroin mixed with fentanyl and two guns were seized during a roadside arrest this week, according to police.

Around 11 a.m. Wednesday, police received several 911 calls about a man and woman “having an altercation” outside a car in the area of 1500 Wolcott Road.

Officers arrived to find a man — later identified as Aseim King — and a woman who said they were arguing and were looking for a cellphone that had been thrown from their car as they were driving on Wolcott Road, police said.

An officer discovered King, 25, had an active warrant from Waterbury police on charges of criminal attempt at first-degree assault and other offenses. The bond on the warrant was $500,000.

During the check, the officer also found that King, a Waterbury resident, was the subject of an active no-contact protective order. The woman with him was the protected person, police said.

As officers were taking King into custody, they found a loaded 9mm handgun in his waistband with its serial number removed, police said. Police said in his vehicle, officers found another gun, 370 bags of heroin combined with fentanyl and over 4 ounces of marijuana packaged for sale.

King was taken to police headquarters and charged with two counts of criminal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of a large capacity firearm magazine, altering/removing identifying marks of a firearm, illegal possession of a firearm with a threaded barrel capable of accepting a silencer, illegal possession of narcotics, illegal possession of narcotics with the intent to sell, illegal possession of more than 4 ounces of marijuana, illegal possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, illegal possession of narcotics in a school zone, second-degree breach of peace and violation of a protective order. He was held on a $250,000 bond. In court on Thursday, Waterbury police served their active warrant.