Police headed to a Manchester motel Tuesday after receiving reports of drugs and prostitution there and left with a Willimantic man and woman in handcuffs.
Officers were conducting surveillance at the Studio 6 Motel on Spencer Street when they learned that a man had planned to meet a prostitute in one of the rooms, police said.
They watched as 44-year-old Aubrey Johnson knocked on the door and tossed objects into a garbage can on the front porch. Police said those objects turned out to be packets of heroin.
Officers approached Johnson’s car and found 30-year-old Amanda Pelletier sitting in the driver’s seat, rolling marijuana into a blunt, according to police.
A search of the car turned up more than 16 grams worth $600 of cocaine, 96 “Block Party” heroin packets worth $500, 9 grams of marijuana valued at $100, more than $1,000 cash and several cellphones, police said.
Johnson and Pelletier were arrested and charged with a string of drug offenses, including possession of cocaine, heroin and marijuana, possession with intent to sell and possession of drugs in a school zone.
Their bonds were set at $100,000 each.