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Willard man arrested on drug charges

Scott Seitz2 • Dec 21, 2012 at 9:07 AM

A Willard man was arrested recently and charged with drug-related crimes.

Jeffrey Patton, 42, of 405 Park St., was found to be in possession of drug-abuse instruments after a traffic stop in New Haven.

"Detective (John) Harris and I were on road patrol and Detective Harris spotted Jeffrey Patton and thought he had a warrant out for his arrest," Detective Josh Querin said.

"He did, in fact, have a warrant out through this agency," Querin added. "He was taken into custody and three syringes were found where he was seated in the vehicle.

"Patton admitted to us he had a drug problem," Querin said. "He had recently attempted to find some heroin to purchase."

Querin said the original warrant was for failure to appear on the charge of aggravated menacing.

"The syringes had been used to inject heroin," Querin said.

Patton was charged through Norwalk Municipal Court with a first-degree misdemeanor.

"He has a pretty lengthy criminal history including violent crime and drug abuses," Querin said.

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