Wallingford police seize 60 bags of heroin during traffic stop

Shinaje Watson (left) and Benjamin Griffin (right) (Photo provided by the Wallingford Police Dept.)

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Wallingford police say they seized six bundles of heroin amounting to 60 bags, a small amount of marijuana packaged for sale, and $731.75 during a motor vehicle stop Wednesday morning.

During the arrest, the passenger, 28-year-old Benjamin Griffin of Waterbury, allegedly fought with officers attempting to take him into custody. The driver, 25-year-old Shinaje Watson of Meriden, was arrested without incident.

Griffin is currently being held on a $50,000 bond and is due in Meriden Superior Court on May 22. He is charged With possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of narcotics, interfering with an officer, and failure to wear a safety belt.

Watson was released after $10,000 bond and is due in court at Meriden Superior Court on May 22 as well. She is charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of narcotics, possession of marijuana (less than ½ oz), failure To display marker plate, and failure to wear safety belt.

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