Two people were arrested after they were both found in possession of heroin at a Walmart in Brooklyn on Monday night.
Members of the Connecticut State Police Quality of Life Task Force were called to the Walmart on Providence Road around 6:30 p.m.
The mission of Quality of Life Task Force is “committed to combating drug activity in the Quiet Corner,” state police said. They were conducting surveillance in the store’s parking lot when police said they spotted a drug deal.
When troopers approached the vehicle, the driver, 25-year-old Zachary Eckard admitted to having drugs on him. Eckard told police that he sold his girlfriend Jamie Dube 10 bags of heroin in the women’s bathroom.
Troopers located Dube inside the Walmart and took her into custody.
Besides the bundle of heroin, troopers seized another 15 bags of heroin, six Methadone pills and 40 Hydromorphone pills.
Eckard and Dube, both Canterbury residents, were charged with possession of narcotics and possession of narcotics with intent to sell.
Both were held on $5,000 bonds. They are expected to be arraigned at Danielson Superior Court on March 2.
To alert the Quality of Life Task Force about any illegal drug activity, call the state police at 860-779-4950. All tips will be kept anonymous.
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