Mo' Money, Mo' Drugs, Mo' Problems ... Like an Arrest
NEW LONDON — A suspicious car led to a lot of cocaine, money, a gun, more drugs, weapons and an arrest, police said.
Nicholas Patten, 26, of Vermont, was arrested by New London Police on Sunday morning and charged with driving while intoxicated.
Patten's arrest was the result of police spotting a suspicious running car parked on the side of a dead end road off King Hill Road.
When an officer approached the vehicle, they found Patten.
Police said Patten was not cooperative when they asked him to step out of the car. When more officers arrived on scene, Patten finally complied.
Items associated with drug use were in plain view within the car, police said. Officers then obtained and executed a search warrant for the car and found an estimated eight ounces of cocaine, over $4,000 in cash, a firearm, and other drugs and weapons.
Patten was bailed on $10,000 personal recognizance on the initial charge of DWI and he is expected to appear in Newport district court Feb. 20.
Police expect to file more charges.