Half Kilo of Cocaine Found In Freezer Bag During Traffic Stop in Killingly
This article was published on: 06/27/17 11:39 PM by Mike Minarsky
On June 27, 2017 at approximately 1:00 p.m., troopers from Troop D – Danielson were conducting narcotic interdiction in the Town of Killingly. Upon conducting a traffic stop on Broad St. troopers seized cocaine. Troopers observed a 2005 Subaru Forester being operated without a front license plate. While speaking to the operator, and lone occupant, troopers observed him to be extremely nervous. As troopers continued to speak with the operator, Adrian Broughton of Putnam, they determined that illegal narcotics were possibly contained in the vehicle. Troopers further observed numerous criminal indicators during the traffic stop and asked for consent to search the vehicle, which was granted. As troopers searched the vehicle they located a large freezer bag containing approximately 530 grams (1/2 kilo) of powdered cocaine packaged for sale inside a shoe box. Troopers also learned that Broughton was operating a vehicle with a suspended operator’s license and had two active Failure to Appear 2nd Degree arrest warrants issued for his arrest. Troopers assigned to the Troop D Quality of Life Task Force, and a sergeant assigned to the Statewide Narcotics Task Force – East Office assisted with the investigation. Broughton was taken into custody and transported to Troop D where he was fingerprinted, photographed and charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell, Failure to Appear 2nd Degree (2 counts), Operating a Motor Vehicle while under Suspension, and Failure to Display a Front Plate. Broughton was held on a $53,000 dollar cash/surety bond and is scheduled to appear at Danielson Superior Court on June 28, 2017.