K-9 Vail Continues to Pay Dividends for Plainfield Police

This article was published on: 02/8/20 1:54 PM by Mike Minarsky

On February, 7, 2020 at approximately 9:58 P.M., the Plainfield Police Department arrested 56 year old  Ricky Hart, 56, of Plainfield.

While on patrol in the area of East Main Street, Central Village, CT, an Officer observed a black Ford Fusion traveling with no front registration plate.

A motor vehicle stop was conducted on East Main Street. A query of the vehicles registration revealed it to be unregistered. The operator was identified as Hart. A query of Hart’s operator’s license was conducted which revealed it to be suspended. Through investigation the Officer became suspicious that Hart was in possession of illegal drugs.

The Plainfield Police Department’s K-9 Vail, a male yellow Labrador trained in narcotics detection was used to sniff the vehicle where K-9 Vail alerted to the presence of narcotics. A subsequent search of the vehicle was conducted where Hart was found to be in possession of Cocaine.

Hart was placed under arrest and charged with Improper Display, Operating an Unregistered Vehicle, Operating under Suspension and Possession of Narcotics. Hart was released on a $10,000.00 bond and is scheduled to appear at the Danielson Superior Court on Mon February 24, 2020.

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