Troopers Make Significant Drug Arrest On I-395 Ramp in Plainfield

This article was published on: 12/16/18 12:42 AM by Mike Minarsky


On 12/15/2018 at approximately 1620 hours, members of the Troop D – Quality of Life Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a 2011 KIA Soul for a traffic violation that occurred on I-395 northbound in Plainfield. The traffic stop occurred as the vehicle turned off the highway and on to Lathrop Road. When QLTF Troopers approached the vehicle, they identified the operator as, 37 year oldRichard Bourey, who QLTF Troopers knew had a suspended operator’s license. The front seat passenger and vehicle owner was identified as 33 year old Samantha Holly. Troopers observed indicators of criminal activity and both occupants gave inconsistent stories of where they were traveling from. K9 Ambrie, a Labrador drug detecting K-9 was deployed to conduct a sniff of the vehicle and a person sniff of both the vehicle occupants. Ambrie strongly alerted to the front pants area of Samantha Holly and a female Trooper subsequently located approximately 20.4 grams of prepackaged “crack” cocaine hidden on her person. During a search of the vehicle approximately $892.00 dollars in US Currency was also located and seized. Bourey was taken into custody and released on a $500,00 non surety bond and was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under Suspension.  Holly was taken into custody for Possession of “Crack” Cocaine  and Possession of “Crack” Cocaine With intent to sell.  Holly was processed and held on a $50,000 dollar bond and remanded into the custody of Parole and transported to the York Correctional facility.

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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