No Registration, No Insurance Traffic Stop By Troop D Leads To Drug Arrests
This article was published on: 03/31/18 11:59 PM by Mike Minarsky
Plainfield, CT – On March 30, 2018 at approximately 5:34 PM, Troop D Troopers conducted a motor vehicle stop of a vehicle in Plainfield. The car was stopped for several violations to include expired registration and no insurance. During the stop, one of the occupants gave a false name to Troopers. Troopers also observed indicators of criminal activity and became suspicious that narcotics may be in the vehicle. Troopers requested consent to search the car and consent was granted. During the search, Suboxone strips were located along with needles and other forms of drug paraphernalia. While speaking with the operator, 27 year old Melanie Tutillo of Brooklyn, Troopers observed slurred speech that led them to believe the operator was hiding something in her mouth. Troopers were able to retrieve crack cocaine from the operator’s mouth. All three occupants were placed under arrest and transported to Troop D without incident. The operator, Tutillo, was charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and interfering with an investigation. The front seat passenger, 37 year old Luke Myhre of Danielson, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance outside it’s original container and interfering with an investigation. The rear passenger, 30 year old John Maximowicz of Plainfield, was charged with drug paraphernalia and interfering with an investigation. While conducting the investigation, the rear passenger’s true identity was determined and that he held an outstanding warrant for violation of probation. Maximowicz was additionally charged with violation of probation. All three occupants were held on a $5000 cash/surety bond and will appear in Danielson Superior Court on April 2, 2018.