Glastonbury woman faces multiple charges after traffic stop reveals drugs

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GLASTONBURY — A routine traffic stop turned into a drug bust when South Windsor Police Department officers arrested a Glastonbury woman on Tuesday night for various offenses including possession with intent to sell.

Ashley M. Arnold, 37, was pulled over around 9:43 p.m. near Clark Street and Frank’s Way after her vehicle’s license plate was found not to match the car she was driving.

During the stop, officers noticed a white powdery substance on the dashboard, which Arnold confirmed was cocaine.

Believing Arnold to be under the influence, a Drug Recognition Officer was called to the scene and administered Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, which Arnold failed.

Subsequent evaluations confirmed she was under drug influence.

A search of Arnold’s vehicle uncovered 8.95 grams and 21.66 grams of crack cocaine, a hypodermic needle, and various drug paraphernalia, including items commonly used for drug consumption and packaging.

Arnold is facing charges of operating under the influence, operating under suspension, improper use of a marker plate, use of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell, and possession of a controlled substance.

After processing, Arnold was released on a $5,000 non-surety bond.

She is scheduled to appear in Manchester Superior Court on April 3 at 9 a.m.

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