STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
||Colonel Danny R. Stebbins|
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2013
STATE POLICE NARCOTICS TASK FORCE
Putnam Police Department
RAID & ARREST PUTNAM DRUG TRAFFIC SUSPECT
Over the past month, detectives from the Statewide Narcotics Task Force, assisted by the Troop D Quality of Life Task Force (QLTF) and the Putnam Police Department, have been conducting an investigation into the illegal sale of crack cocaine from a residence at 102 Powhatten Street, 1st floor, in Putnam.
As a result of this investigation, on 03/21/13, members of the State Police SNTF, Troopers from the Troop D QLTF, and Putnam Police Officers executed a narcotics related search and seizure warrant. As a result of this search and seizure warrant, investigators located approximately 4.5 grams of crack cocaine prepackaged for sale, 4.5 grams of marijuana and $6,720.00 in U.S. currency. Investigators also discovered two juvenile children aged 8 & 10 residing in the residence. In conjunction with the Drug Endangered Children Program, the Department of Children and Families was contacted and advised and will be conducting a follow-up investigation.
Arrested at the scene was Rory O. Smith, DOB: 09/24/1975 of 102 Powhatten St., 1st floor, Putnam. Smith was transported to the Putnam Police Department where he was charged and held on a $15,000 cash/surety bond with a scheduled court date of March 22, 2013, at GA 11 Danielson Superior Court.
Arrested: Rory O. Smith, DOB: 09/24/1975
102 Powhatten St
Charges: Possession of Narcotics (21a-279a)
Possession of Narcotics WITS (21a-278b)
Risk of Injury to a Minor 53-21 (2 counts)