PD: 2 arrested with 200 bags of heroin after caller reports erratic driving in Coventry

Paul Sumner and Sarah Sensabaugh (Coventry Police)

COVENTRY, Conn. (WTNH)– Two people were arrested with 200 bags of heroin in Coventry after someone reported that they were doing drugs while driving erratically on I-384 on Wednesday night.

Police say at around 10:34 p.m., officers received a call for an anonymous driver who reported that they were following a car that was driving erratically on I-384. The caller said that the other car was weaving and almost struck a jersey barrier. The complainant then noticed that the interior dome light was on in the other car, so when he pulled alongside that car, he allegedly saw the driver holding a hypodermic needle.

Police say the caller then reported that the two occupants appeared to be doing drugs, before following them into Coventry to get their license plate and vehicle description to give to authorities. Officers were able to locate the car as it was pulling into the Coventry Citgo station on Main Street.

According to police, when officers spoke with the occupants, later identified as 20-year-old Sarah Sensabaugh, of Coventry, and 23-year-old Paul Sumner, of Plainfield, they admitted that they just purchased 200 bags of heroin in Hartford and had used two.

Officers then recovered 198 bags of heroin, two empty bags and several hypodermic needles. The drugs later tested postive for heroin and fentanyl.

Police say Sensabaugh also admitted that she had stolen jewelry from a family member and sold it at a pawn shop to pay for the heroin.

Both her and Sumner were charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sumner was also charged with motor vehicle charges.

Each was held on a $5,000 bond.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s