Police bust 9 allegedly selling drugs on stolen dirt bikes

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Hartford police say they have arrested nine people who were using what are suspected to be stolen dirt bikes to sell drugs in the city.

Officers conducting surveillance on Broad Street witnessed what appeared to be drug dealing from people riding dirt bikes, so moved in. They arrested eight adults and one 17-year-old boy on several charges including drug possession and trespassing.

Several suspects had existing warrants out for their arrests.

Police also seized 300 bags of heroin and a loaded handgun.

One of the dirt bikes was confirmed stolen out of New Britain and police think the others were stolen too.