WILLINGTON, Conn. (WTNH)- State Police arrested a Hampton man they say was in possession of heroin, marijuana, and what they think is probably fentanyl. 29-year-old John Grooms is charged with use of drug paraphernalia, illegal sale of a controlled substance, and illegal possession of a narcotic.
State police say on October 16 they pulled over a car on Route 44, heading into Ashford, after a number of traffic violations. Police say when they were talking with the people in that car there were signs of criminal activity. Police say the people in the car would not let officers search the car, so the Narcotic Detection K-9 was called to the scene.
Police say the K-9 alerted officers there was narcotics in the car. Police then found a large amount of drugs in the car, including 336 packaged bags of suspected heroin, about 8 grams of un-packaged heroin, 18 grams of suspected fentanyl and a small amount of marijuana. Police say Grooms admitted all the drugs belonged to him. He was arrested. The driver of the car was released after being cited for a traffic violation.