Orange Traffic Stop leads to Narcotics Arrest
On September 28, 2021, members of the CT State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force and the DEA-New Haven Office coordinated a joint operation on I-95 in the New Haven area to conduct Domestic Highway Enforcement.
This is part of the collaborative efforts of State and Federal Law enforcement agencies working to proactively address the trafficking of opioids, other narcotics, and weapons into the New England area.
As a result, members stopped a 2009 Toyota with Pennsylvania plates for a motor vehicle violation in Orange. The operator was found to be in possession of approximately 5,238 Fentanyl pills pressed to look like Xanax pills, which weighed a total of 766 grams. The operator was arrested and transported to Troop G in Bridgeport. He was given a court date at GA#5 in Derby and held on a $200,000.00 bond.