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    15 charged in Hartford-area drug sweep

    Federal agents and Hartford-area police have arrested 15 people and seized drugs, guns, and money after a long-term undercover investigation. Authorities announced the arrests and seizures Friday. They said law enforcement officials fanned out across the Hartford area Thursday and served 15 arrest warrants and seized five firearms, 210 grams of crack cocaine, 200 bags of heroin, and about $1,400 in cash. The raids were conducted by police from Hartford, East Hartford, and West Hartford and officials with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the IRS; and the US Marshals Service.