Enfield police said a dozen traffic stops Monday led to the arrests of nine people, some of whom are now charged with serious crimes.

Police focused on one community that residents say has been a problem for a while.

“If there’s behavior that’s occurring and is inappropriate, law enforcement is there and we’re going to address those concerns,” said Enfield Police Chief Alaric Fox.

Enfield’s chief said he decided to send officers to the Thompsonville section in larger numbers than usual following resident complaints about criminal activity in the neighborhood. Residents told NBC Connecticut the area is plagued by drugs.

Police arrested suspects on charges ranging from narcotics possession of violation of a protective order, and more. Officers also recovered a gun, nearly three pounds of marijuana packaged for sale, and almost $1,400 in cash.

“The officers went into the area and they really saturated a few specific streets at a very specific section within town trying to focus on quality of life issues with an expectation that might lead to other violations and in fact it did,” Alaric said.

Enfield police arrested the following suspects on the charges listed:

Johnathan Ramos, 32

Violation of a protective order
Warrant

Eric Snyder, 29

Possession of a controlled substance
Possession of drug paraphernalia
Operation under suspension
No insurance for motor vehicle

Danielle Bakke, 36

Possession of a controlled substance
Possession of drug paraphernalia
Possession of less than .5 oz of marijuana

Marsha Young, 44

Sale of a certain illegal drug
Drug possession within 1500-feet of school
Failure to maintain lane
Operating a motor vehicle without a license

Peter James, 19

Possession with intent to sell
Breach of peace
Carrying a pistol without a permit
First-degree burglary
Attempted larceny
Strangulation

Broc Gendron, 38

Possession of a controlled substance
Possession of drug paraphernalia

Kendra Warwick, 39

Possession of a controlled substance
Possession of drug paraphernalia
Possession of less than .5 oz

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