Police Make Drug Bust at Manchester Motel - NBC Connecticut

Police Make Drug Bust at Manchester Motel

Officers were investigating reports of drugs and prostitution at the motel.



    Police Make Drug Bust at Manchester Motel
    Manchester Police Department
    Aubrey Johnson and Amanda Pelletier, both of Willimantic, are facing drug charges after police found cocaine, heroin and marijuana in their car outside a Manchester motel.

    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.