Seymour man arrested for drug possession in Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — A Seymour man was arrested in Middletown on Monday for possession of drugs.

At approximately 10:16 AM on Monday, June 27th, an officer said he saw Christopher Gittings, 26 of Seymour, driving a white 2000 Chevrolet on Main St at Kings Ave in Middletown. Gittings was not wearing his seat belt, there was no front plate on the vehicle, and the front windshield was cracked in several places. He was also within 1500′ of MacDonough Elementary School, which had a summer camp in progress.

The officer pulled Gittings over and said he smelled an odor of marijuana from the vehicle. After getting permission to search Gittings’s car, the officer found a marijuana pipe in the center console, a bag filled with bottles for prescription pain medications, and a bag filled with hallucinogenic mushrooms. Gittings’s arm was also completely bandaged, to which he stated that he had been stabbed in Hartford and arrested there as well, which is what the prescription drugs were for.

Following the search, Gittings was arrested on multiple charges including possession of Hallucinogens and drug paraphernalia within 1500′ of a school. He was released on a $5,000 non-surety bond with a court date of July 13th in GA 9.


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