Wauregan Man Arrested On Drug Charges During Traffic Stop In Moosup
This article was published on: 10/19/17 12:58 PM by Mike Minarsky
Official Press Release from Plainfield Police:
On October 19, 2017 at approximately 12:03 AM members of the Plainfield Police Department conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Moosup Pond Rd and Putnam Rd after observing an equipment violation. During the course of the traffic stop Officers developed suspicion that the operator of the vehicle, Stephan E. Valcin (age 30) of Wauregan, Connecticut was operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. When Officers requested Valcin to exit the vehicle for the purpose of performing a series of field sobriety tests, Valcin began reaching toward the center console and under the seat. Officers gave verbal commands for Valcin to show his hands with which he did not comply. Officers also observed a crack pipe and other narcotic related items on Valcin’s lap as he was moving around. Based on the Officers’ observations, Valcin was removed from the vehicle, searched and found to be in possession of approximately 8.3 grams of Crack Cocaine and 40 bags of Fentanyl prepackaged for sale.
Valcin, who has been the subject of two prior narcotics related search and seizures warrants, was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Plainfield Police Department without further incident. The two prior search and seizure warrants occurred in February 2013 and January of 2017 at two different residences within the Town of Plainfield after lengthy investigations. Valcin was arrested in both instances on narcotics related charges.
As a result of the motor vehicle stop, Valcin was charged with POSSESSON OF NARCOTICS (CRACK COCAINE), POSSESSION OF NARCOTICS WITH INTENT TO SELL (CRACK COCAINE), POSSESSION OF NARCOTICS (FENTANYL), POSSESSION OF NARCOTICS (FENTANYL) WITH INTENT TO SELL, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCHOL AND/OR DRUGS, OPERATING WITHOUT A LICENSE and FAILURE TO HAVE DEVICES LIT OR ILLUMINATED. Valcin was held on a $25,000 bond and will be presented in Danielson Superior Court on October 19, 2017.
The Plainfield Police Department is committed to combating the illicit sale of narcotics and is asking residents of the community who witness any suspicious or narcotic related activity to contact the Plainfield Police Department at 860-564-0804 or on the anonymous tip line at 860-564-7065.