|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 4, 2009
STATE POLICE MAKE HIGHWAY NARCOTICS ARREST
On September 4, 2009 at approximately 11:20 a.m., a Connecticut State Trooper was monitoring the flow of traffic on I-95 northbound in the area of exit 66.
Utilizing his assigned laser unit, the Trooper clocked a vehicle traveling at 80 mph in a 65 mph zone. The Trooper conducted a motor vehicle stop south of the exit 67 off-ramp.
The State Trooper detected what he believed to be the odor of un-burnt marijuana and requested that a canine team respond to the scene. The narcotics canine was deployed and alerted to an area of the vehicle that was searched, revealing a suitcase containing a seven-pound “brick” of marijuana wrapped in plastic.
State Troopers arrested Sean Gamboa-Vasquez, DOB 11-29-1972, of 98 Hempstead Street, New London.
Gamboa-Vasquez was held on a $150,000.00 bond.