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K9 Vail Assists In Drug Bust of Brooklyn Man and Sterling Woman

This article was published on: 09/3/17 2:03 PM by Mike Minarsky

On September 1, 2017 at approximately 7:32 p.m., the Plainfield Police Department arrested James Drane, 23, of Brooklyn and Amanda Bendixen, 26, Sterling.

An Officer was conducting mobile traffic enforcement in the area of Norwich Road and Gallup Road, when a blue 2001 Hyundai Accent pulled out in front of the officer, failing to grant right of way. The officer took evasive action and avoided a motor vehicle collision. The Officer subsequently conducted a motor vehicle stop on the vehicle.

During the motor vehicle stop, the Officer observed several inconsistencies with the occupant’s stories. The Officer observed several more inconsistencies and requested to search the vehicle, which was denied. The Officer then requested the use of the Plainfield Police Department’s newest asset, Canine Vail #188. Canine Vail immediately alerted on the vehicle, where 75 baggies of Heroin and drug paraphernalia were located under the Drane’s seat. Canine Vail also alerted on Bendixen’s person, where she confessed to having contraband concealed in her genitalia. It was later found that Bendixen was in possession of 12 bags of Heroin, as well as, drug paraphernalia.

Drane was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Narcotics,  Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Narcotics with intent to, and Failure to grant right of way at an intersection.  Drane was later released on a $5,000.00 bond.

Bendixen was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Narcotics and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bendixen was later released on a $2,500.00 bond.

Both Drane and Bendixen are scheduled to appear at the Danielson Superior Court on September 18, 2017.

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