Traffic Stop in Tolland Leads to Narcotics-Related Arrest

This article was published on: 06/7/17 2:15 PM by Mike Minarsky

“Tolland, CT. (June 7, 2017):  State Troopers from Troop C- Tolland seized cocaine and arrested a West Hartford man following a traffic stop.

On June 6, 2017 at approximately 8:50 p.m., troopers from Troop C-Tolland were conducting motor vehicle enforcement on I-84 eastbound Tolland when they observed a vehicle make an unsafe passing maneuver, cut across three lanes of traffic and cut in between two vehicles before nearly striking the exit 68 sign in the gore while trying to exit the highway.

Troopers stopped the vehicle, and upon speaking with the operator observed loose cash and several cell phones in the vehicle. As troopers continued to speak with the operator, Aldo Elescano, they observed several indicators of criminal activity, and that the phones were ringing and receiving text messages constantly. The trooper’s observations led them to believe that there were narcotics contained in the vehicle. Troopers requested a Narcotic Detection K9 to assist with the investigation. Willimantic Police with K9 Sasha responded to the scene.

K9 Sasha indicated to the presence of narcotics where Elescano was seated. Subsequently, approximately 11.4 grams of cocaine powder packaged into 16 individual bags package for sale was discovered on Elescano.

Aldo Elescano [born 5/28/1986] of 41 Mozart St, West Hartford, was taken into custody and transported to Troop C where was charged with Unsafe Passing/Cutting In, No Front License Plate, Possession of Cocaine, and Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell. Elescano was held on a $25,000 cash/surety bond. Elescano was scheduled to appear at Rockville Superior Court on June 7, 2017.”

From the Public Information Office of the Connecticut State Police

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