K-9 Assists in Drug Seizure *UPDATE*
This article was published on: 03/9/17 11:00 PM by Mike Minarsky
“K9 Dodie assisted Trooper’s assigned to the QLTF today with a traffic stop. Heroin and crack cocaine prepackaged for sale was seized, press release to follow.”
Updated 8:15pm: “On 03/09/2017 at approximately 3:00 pm, members of the Troop D – Quality of Life Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a 2000 Toyota Camry for a traffic violation. The traffic stop occurred on I-395 NB, near exit 95, Putnam, CT. QLTF Troopers interviewed the two occupants and became suspicious criminal activity was taking place. K9 Dodie, a narcotic detecting canine, arrived on scene and alerted to the odor of narcotics coming from the car and the front passenger. The front passenger, identified as Jairo Castillo (H/M 07/08/1983) of #118 Furnace Street, Killingly, CT admitted to Troopers that he had heroin and crack cocaine on his person. Castillo turned over a plastic bag containing crack cocaine and heroin pre-packaged for sale. Castillo was then arrested without incident and transported to the Troop D – Danielson Barracks and charged with Possession of Narcotics 21a-279(A) and Possession of Narcotics WITS – 21a-278(B). Castillo was released on a $50,000 cash/surety bond and is to appear in Danielson Superior Court on 03/22/17.
Members of the Connecticut State Police are committed to combating drug activity in the “Quiet Corner” and anyone with information regarding the illegal sale of narcotics are encouraged to call the Troop D QLTF anonymous Tips Hotline at 860-779-4950 or message the QLTF Facebook page.”