A suspicious vehicle complaint in Southington led to a narcotics arrest. On Monday, Aug. 13, Pablo Feliciano, 38, of Manchester was arrested by Southington police for charges stemming from the complaint.
Police received a complaint about the a white Chevrolet Uplander with no registration plate in the area of Spring Street, and an officer located a vehicle matching that description a short distance away on Queen Street. Police initiated a motor vehicle stop, but the vehicle didn’t immediately pull over. While the vehicle was slowing for the stop, police noticed the two occupants moving inside the vehicle.
Once stopped, the officer observed a small rock-like substance on the floor of the vehicle, which he believed to be crack cocaine. A brown paper bag was next to the rock, and police found two contain cylinders containing more of the substance. Another pill bottle was located in the vehicle containing still more of the substance, and Feliciano admitted that he was the owner of the substance, which was identified as crack cocaine.
At the time of the stop Feliciano’s license was suspended. Police charged him with failure to display registration plates, operating a motor vehicle under suspension, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, and use of drug paraphernalia. He was held pending a $25,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in Bristol Court on Aug. 14.
During the course of their investigation, police also determined that Feliciano had an outstanding warrant for violation of probation.