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2 Maine residents arrested on drug charges after vehicle stop in Willington

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Troopers seized these items during a motor vehicle stop. (CT State Police) Troopers seized these items during a motor vehicle stop. (CT State Police)
Police charged 38-year-old Rhiannon Welch in the crime. (CT State Police) Police charged 38-year-old Rhiannon Welch in the crime. (CT State Police)
Wesley St.Pierre faces several drug charges.  (CT State Police) Wesley St.Pierre faces several drug charges. (CT State Police)
WILLINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

A motor vehicle stop on Saturday afternoon in Willington lead to the seizure of a large amount of marijuana and methamphetamine as well as two arrests.

A trooper noticed a black SUV driving on the eastbound side of Interstate 84 near exit 71 around 3:20 p.m.

The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle at the end of the ramp. While searching the vehicle, the troopers found numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia and marijuana as well as suspected methamphetamine.

State police K-9 Captain arrived on scene and searched the vehicle.

“With the help of Captain, several thousands of dollars were located in piece of luggage suspected to be profits from narcotic sales,” state police said in a statement on Monday.

In total, police said they located 1/2 ounce of suspected methamphetamine, substantial amount of prescription medication, marijuana, paraphernalia and packaging materials indicative of narcotic sales.

However, police also located a locked safe in the vehicle.

Police charged 38-year-old Rhiannon Welch of Brunswick, ME, and 34-year-old Wesley St. Pierre with possession of a narcotic (methamphetamine) possession with intent to sell (methamphetamine), conspiracy to commit possession with intent to sell, possession of less than 4 oz. of marijuana, failure to keep prescription on proper container and possession of drug paraphernalia

St. Pierre was also charged with identity theft while welch was failure to maintain proper lane and improper stop at stop sign.

During their arrests, St. Pierre was in possession of credit card that did not belong to him

Both were held on $200,000 bond. They are scheduled to be arraigned at Rockville District Court on Monday.

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