Driver Not Wearing Seat Belt turns into Heroin Arrest

This article was published on: 10/31/16 4:01 PM by Mike Minarsky



On October 30, 2016 at approximately 11:21pm, an Officer of the Plainfield Police Department observed the operator of a black colored, 2016 Nissan Altima, not wearing his seatbelt. The vehicle which was traveling northbound on Norwich Road in the area of Xtra Mart Gas Station began to increase the speed while the Officer was attempting to catch up. The vehicle left turned onto Fifth Street and subsequently right onto Six Street where a motor vehicle stop was conducted.

While the Officer was speaking to the operator, the Officer observed that the male, identified as Jequon Francis (Age 27) was sweating profusely and acting nervous. Francis was asked to exit the vehicle after he was reaching under his seat in multiple occasions and not following verbal commands from the Officer. While exiting the vehicle, Officers noticed a rolled dollar bill that contained what appeared to be heroin. Once out of the vehicle, Francis gave consent to search the vehicle and Officers located glassine baggies containing heroin in his wallet. Francis told Officers that he was attempting to evade from getting pulled over.

Francis was taken into custody and charged with Possession of Narcotics, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Wear Seatbelt. Francis was held on a $7,500 bond and he is scheduled to appear at the Danielson Superior Court on November 14, 2016. It should be noted that Francis, is currently on probation for prior Narcotics charges.

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