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Department of Public Safety
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Middletown, Connecticut 06457
 
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August 16, 2011

State Police Make Narcotics Arrest

On 8/15/2011 at approximately 10:15 p.m. the State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force executed a Search Warrant on 17 Spinning Wheel Rd Monroe, CT.  The search warrants were obtained after narcotics investigators developed investigative information that the occupants of the address were cultivating and selling Marijuana. Narcotics Detectives applied to Superior Court for a Search and Seizure warrant for the Monroe property.

Narcotics Detectives, at about 6:00 p.m., arrived at the Spinning Wheel Road address and spoke with the Curt Porell and Kimberly Finocchio.   Porell immediately admitted that he had a few marijuana plants in the basement of the residence.  Troopers secured the residence and SNTF detectives obtained the search warrant for the house.

Upon executing the search warrant narcotics detectives located large scale marijuana grow operation with plants in several stages of development.  Detectives located and seized 180 marijuana plants, approx 2.5 pounds of marijuana, 8.5 grams of hallucinogenic mushrooms, marijuana grow equipment, packaging material, and approx $11,000.00 in cash.

Both Finocchio and Porell were taken into State Police custody and transported to Troop G in Bridgeport for processing.  They were both detained in lieu of a $100,000.00 bond for GA 2, Bridgeport, CT., court date of 8/16/2011. 

Arrested #1:   Porell, Curt   DOB 6/17/84

                        17 Spinning Wheel Rd

                        Monroe, CT

Charges:         Conspiracy to Commit

                        (2) Counts of Risk of Injury

                        Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

                        Operation of a Drug Factory

                        Possession of Marijuana over 1 Kilo WITS

                        Cultivation of Marijuana

                        Possession of a Hallucinogenic

                        Criminal attempt to commit

                        Manufacturing of a Hallucinogenic

Arrested #2:   Finocchio, Kimberly   DOB 4/1/70

                        17 Spinning Wheel Rd

                        Monroe, CT

Charges:         Conspiracy to Commit

                        (2) Counts of Risk of Injury

                        Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

                        Operation of a Drug Factory

                        Possession of Marijuana over 1 Kilo WITS

                        Cultivation of Marijuana

                        Possession of a Hallucinogenic

                        Criminal attempt to commit

                        Manufacturing of a Hallucinogenic

No additional arrests are anticipated. 

Marijuana plants

Marijuana plants

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Lt. J. Paul Vance