Articles about Narcotics

Moosup Pair Arrested After Third Narcotics Investigation In Past Four Years

By DAVID P. Francis Fontaine, 32, of 11 Arnio Dr. and Britney Cornelison, 19, of 249 North Main St. are charged with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal storage of narcotics, and risk of injury to a minor. Police obtained a search and seizure warrant after an investigation into several calls received on the anonymous tip line from citizens concerned with the sale of narcotics, police said. The East Central Narcotics Task Force, working with Manchester community police officers, received information from numerous sources that crack cocaine was being used and sold at 2 4 Pearl St., police said. After undercover investigations at the apartment building, which is at Pearl and Main streets, police obtained arrest warrants. Arrested were: Doreen Kalinauskas, 52, of 2 4 Pearl St., charged with conspiracy to sell narcotics; Jay Roman, 54, listed as homeless, charged with possession of a controlled substance; Ryan Hodge, 33, of 98 Columbus St., Manchest er, charged with conspiracy to sell narcotics; Christopher Christie, 19, of 342 East Center St., Manchester, charged with sale and possession of narcotics and conspiracy to sell narcotics.

Police arrested a 31 year old town man Tuesday night at the start of a townwide narcotics sweep. David Scott was charged with selling bogus crack cocaine, Det. Sgt. Larry Curtis said. It was the first arrest to follow a 2 1/2 month undercover investigation into reports of drug dealing in Thompsonville and other sections of town, Curtis said. Police secured arrest warrants for several other suspects, and patrol officers were searching for them Tuesday night. Andrew Holuba is one of several people arrested as part of the investigation. He was taken into custody during a traffic stop Thursday on Ward Street. He was in possession of cocaine that was packaged for sale. He was charged with possession of narcotics and sale of narcotics for the drugs found during the traffic stop. He was also charged by warrant with possession of narcotics, sale of narcotics and conspiracy to sell narcotics. Frank Violissi, the man who practically defined the Middletown Police Department’s aggressive narcotics unit for the past decade, is being transferred after 13 years in the post. Violissi, 53, is a 28 year veteran of the police force and one of the department’s best known officers whose career has been marked by both commendations and controversy. Police Chief J. Searches with war rants were conducted at 350 Wethersfield Ave. and 149 Adams St., police spokeswoman Nancy Mulroy said. Officers confiscated five firearms, 217 bags of heroin, 60 grams of marijuana, 35 grams of crack cocaine and $2,778 in cash, Mulroy said. Michael Flors, 25, of 42 Hotchkiss Road, appeared Friday in Superior Court in West Hartfo rd. He is scheduled to appear in Hartford Superior Court March 21 to answer charges of possession of narcotics and possession of narcotics with intent to sell. Judge Allen W. Smith kept Flors’ bond at $500,000. He had been held overnight in Farmington.