Man arrested after drug was found inside his vehicle on a traffic stop

TOLLAND, Conn. (WTNH) — New Britain man was arrested in Tolland while police was conducting a traffic stop and found him in possession of cocaine.

Tolland police stopped a 2006 Nissan during a traffic stop after observing that the car had dark tinted windows. The car was traveling on I-84 East in the area of exit 69 in Tolland.

Police tells News 8 that the man operating the vehicle was Ricardo Howe, 26, of New Britain. Police found drug packaging material inside his car. Through a further police investigation a cutting agent, drug paraphernalia, three ounces of cocaine, and $1,700.00 U.S. currency were located.

Police said that Howe and the evidence material were transported to Troop C- Tolland, and that’s where he was processed and held on bond.

Howe was arrested and charged with:

  • Possession with intent to sell cocaine
  • Possession of cocaine
  • Possession of paraphernalia
  • Operating without a license
  • Window tinting regulations

According to police Howe is due in Rockville Superior Court Today, and he is facing a $50,000 bond.

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