Putnam Man With Existing Warrants Gets Arrested For Drug Possession

This article was published on: 03/23/17 1:06 AM by Mike Minarsky

Wednesday evening at approximately 6:15 pm, members of the Troop D – Quality of Life Task Force spotted a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu turn onto Laconia Avenue in the town of Putnam. QLTF Troopers observed 22 Year old Johnathan Putnam driving the car and were aware that he held three active warrants for Failure to Appear. Troopers stopped the vehicle and placed Putnam under arrest on the strength of the warrants. During the course of the arrest, Putnam admitted that he had just purchased heroin in Hartford. Troopers located and seized a clear knotted plastic baggie containing several grams of heroin. Putnam was transported to the Troop D Danielson Barracks and charged with Possession of Heroin, (2) counts of Failure to Appear in the Second Degree and (1) count of Failure to Appear in the First Degree.  Putnam was held on a combined bond of $75,645 dollar cash/ surety bond and is to appear at Danielson Superior Court on Thursday for the above charges.

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.

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