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Stolen Handgun, Drugs Seized From Man Going 84 MPH On I-84, Police Say

Connecticut State Police troopers seized a stolen weapon and drugs during a stop on I-84.
Connecticut State Police troopers seized a stolen weapon and drugs during a stop on I-84. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police

Connecticut State Police troopers recovered a stolen handgun and busted a man in possession of crack cocaine and other drugs during a speeding stop on I-84.

Troopers conducting an enforcement detail on I-84 near exit 66 in Vernon stopped a vehicle when it was clocked going 84 mph on the interstate. During the subsequent stop, while talking to the occupants of the car, police said that there was “the odor of fresh marijuana emanating from inside the motor vehicle.”

During the following investigation, troopers searched the vehicle and seized a .45 caliber Taurus Millennium handgun, which had been reported out of Washington State. They also found marijuana, crack cocaine and Suboxone strips.

Police said that one of the passengers, Worcester, Mass. resident Devin Skinner, 29, was taken into custody and charged with possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm without a permit, criminal possession of a firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to wear a seatbelt and two counts of possession of narcotics.

Skinner was arraigned and released on $50,000 bond and is due to appear in Rockville Superior Court on Sept. 5 to answer the charges.

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