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Fernando Polentino charged after crash
A police officer checking on a car that had crashed into a pole on Enfield Street early Tuesday found a man in the back seat who had been shot and a front seat passenger holding 39 bags of heroin.
Fernando Polentino, 24, has been charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell but could face more charges.
"We're not done with charges yet," said police.
The shooting victim is undergoing surgery at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, he said.