By Tiffany Williams –
On Tuesday, a federal grand jury in Hartford, Connecticut returned an indictment charging Nerick Diaz-Quesada, 24, of New Britain, Connecticut with one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking activity.
Diaz-Quesada appeared Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas O. Farrish in Hartford and pleaded not guilty to the charges. He has been detained since his arrest on November 10, 2022.
On November 10, 2022, members of the DEA’s Hartford, Connecticut Task Force and New Britain, Connecticut Police Department executed a court-authorized search warrant at an apartment located on LaSalle Street in New Britain, Connecticut suspected of being used as a location to store, process and package narcotics for distribution.
A search of a bedroom that Diaz-Quesada used revealed more than two kilograms of cocaine, a loaded Glock 9mm handgun, narcotics packaging materials, and a large amount of cash.
Diaz-Quesada was apprehended after he attempted to flee from law enforcement when they entered the apartment.