Monroe Woman Busted for Heroin

A damaged rear plate and tinted windows led to the traffic stop and arrest or narcotics.

The following information was supplied by the Monroe Police Department. No arrested person is guilty until so judged in a court of law.

Narcotics Arrest

A traffic stop on Barn Hill Road on July 26 led to the arrest of a Squire Road woman for possession of heroin.

Kylemarie Claflin, 23, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of narcotics. She was also issued written warnings for failure to have a tint sticker from the Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of inspection and failure to replace a mutilated license plate. She was released on $2,500 bond for an Aug. 3 court date.

A officer had stopped Claflin's 2003 Chrysler Sebring at around 11:01 a.m. because of its tinted windows and a rear license plate that was dented, scuffed and unreadable, according to the report.


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Police said Claflin had glassy eyes, constricted pupils and appeared to be visibly nervous, breathing heavy — her hands and arms shaking. Clafin said the plate was bent in an accident a week ago, when someone hit her from behind, according to police.

When asked if there was anything in the car, police said Clafin appeared unusually nervous. Police canine, Gunner, was brought in and did a positive air scent on the car.

Police said 17 folds containing a substance field testing positive for heroin and three empty syringes were found in the center console; and that a full syringe and another fold of a subtance testing positive for heroin were found under the driver's seat. The police report did not identify the clear liquid in the needle.

TBL of CT August 01, 2012 at 11:15 AM
Of course high fives to the PD, but give that dog a bone! Gunner- nice work buddy! We are very fortunate to have a solid PD dept. in this town! They should be supported!
TBL of CT August 01, 2012 at 11:16 AM
...and hopefully this young girl will get on the path of treatment that she desperately needs!
PlumbBob August 01, 2012 at 02:42 PM
I love hearing about the good work our PD is doing out on the streets. I don't want anyone on heroin driving around my town! Hopefully the word spreads that Monroe isn't going to stand for this kind of nonsense.
KrisKris October 10, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Monroe PD is by far the most ridiculous police force around. They spend so much time at dunkin donuts you think they would see the drug exchanges going on in the parking lot. CATCH THE DRUG DEALERS, they're your problem!!! You would think that had to pass a test or something to wear that stupid badge... idiots
Tom Barnaby October 11, 2012 at 11:18 AM
Not the most ridiculous but to be honest the article should read: At a typical traffic citation stop whereby the Monroe Police Dept justify their existence by hassling upper middle class white citizens for the fun of it, police made an unexpected discovery: the driver didn't have a tint sticker. And by total chance they happened to discover heroin and drug paraphernalia in the same car. Police were shocked to find they had by accident performed police work. To celebrate they all met as usual, in their squad cars, at the Wolf Park Parking lot.


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