Troop D Shows It Has No Tolerance for Drugs Early Monday Morning

This article was published on: 05/9/17 3:43 AM by Mike Minarsky


On 05/08/17 from 11 am to 7 pm members of the Troop D – “Quality of Life Task Force”, Resident Troopers assigned to the Killingly and Brooklyn Resident Trooper Offices, Troopers from the Troop E – “Narcotic Suppression Unit”, and Officers assigned to the Department of Correction Parole Division conducted a Zero Tolerance Enforcement Operation which targeted the Town of Killingly and Brooklyn. Troopers broke up into teams of two and were assigned a high crime area to conduct foot patrols in. The focus of the operation was to reduce nuisance/street crimes such as loitering, drug use/dealing, disturbances, reckless use of the roadways by pedestrians and others. As a result of this initiative seven arrests were made, eight arrest warrants were served and seventeen infractions were issued for various offenses to include Creating a Public Disturbance, Simple Trespass (Railroad), Reckless Use of the Highway by a Pedestrian, Possession of Marijuana less than ½ oz, and other traffic offenses. While on patrol, Troopers arrested Michael Geer, DOB: 01/30/88, of Danielson for Failure to Appear (2) counts. He was held on a $5,250 cash surety bond and is to appear at GA 11 on 05/09/17. Troopers also took Julie Lamothe, DOB: 10/08/67, of Dayville for Violation of a Restraining Order. She was released on a $2,500 dollar non surety bond and is to appear at GA 11 on 05/23/17. Troopers also took Craig Carrico,  Plainfield into custody for Violation of a Protective Order and was held on a $5,000 surety bond. He is to appear at GA 11 on 05/09/17. Troopers and Parole also took into custody, Daniel Gomes, of  Woodstock for Operating under Suspension. Gomes was released and then remanded into custody by Parole. Troopers also took into custody John Preston of  Rogers for Failure to respond to an Infraction. Preston posted a $150.00 dollar cash bond and was released. Troopers also took into custody Gabriel Lake of Dayville on a 2010 Sexual Assault warrant where he was charged with Sexual Assault in the 2nd degree, Risk of Injury to a minor, Illegal Sexual Contact. Lake was held on a $50,000 dollar cash/surety bond and is to appear at GA 11 on 05/08/17 for the above charges. Lake was also held on an active Failure to Appear in the 2nd degree arrest warrant. Troopers also took into custody, Tammy Billings of Killingly for Risk of Injury to a Minor (2 counts). She was held on a $5,000 dollar cash surety bond. This is the first of many zero tolerance operations planned for this spring/ summer in the Troop D area of operations. These operations were prompted after Troopers received numerous complaints from various business owners and citizens within the borough of Danielson. Troopers plan on conducting similar operations throughout the summer in an effort to make both areas a safer and friendlier community for business owners, patrons, citizens and visitors to the town.

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 and /or synthetic marijuana 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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