The officers stopped the car, driven by Halpin, and during the course of their investigation discovered that he was allegedly in possession of heroin and a hypodermic syringe. Halpin was arrested and his car was impounded. He was charged with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia, and other motor vehicle charges including driving with a suspended license.
“Our department has begun a Route 80 initiative
to try and assist with greater enforcement and
interdiction efforts on the interstate," Manna expressed.
"Many drug users and traffickers take the interstate as a faster means of getting to some of the cities located to our east,
including New York City to purchase narcotics,
that will later be used or distributed in our community
or in communities west of Fairfield.
When staffing permits, our officers will be on the interstate
so that those involved in illegal drug use or distribution
will not just contend with being apprehended by state troopers
but with our officers as well."