East Lyme — A 911 name about an erratic driver resulted in a site visitors cease and the invention of 120 baggage of suspected heroin this weekend, in accordance with police.
John Patrick Mitchell, 34, of 18 West Drive, Gales Ferry, was charged Saturday with driving whereas inebriated or medicine, possession of a managed substance inside 1,500 toes of a college, public housing undertaking or day care middle, possession of greater than a half-ounce of hashish, possession of drug paraphernalia close to a college by a nonstudent, possession of narcotics with intent to promote, and driving with a suspended license.
Police mentioned they acquired the decision a couple of black pickup truck being pushed erratically on Route 161 Saturday afternoon. Police stopped the car on the Shell fuel station at Flanders 4 Corners, the place they discovered a number of wax folds according to heroin or fentanyl packaging “in plain sight” within the passenger seat space. A police investigation later recognized 120 baggage of suspected heroin weighing 27 grams.
Police mentioned Mitchell was taken into custody with out incident after performing poorly on a discipline sobriety check. He was processed on the Waterford Police Division and was later launched on a $5,000 non-surety bond, pending in a July 14 courtroom date at New London Superior Courtroom.