An accused murderer was arrested in Groton for various charges relating to cocaine possession, police said.
During his initial contact with police, Vernon Horn, accompanied by Ivaniette Marie Lopez, gave officers an Ohio state identification card with false information, Groton Police said.
When officers found medication bottles with Horn's name, they looked him up and discovered the New Haven man was wanted by the New Haven Police Department for failure to appear in court, according to Groton Police.
While the suspect continued to deny his identity, he was brought into the police station and fingerprints confirmed that he was rightfully identified as Vernon Horn, an accused murder who was convicted in 2000 before his case was overturned in 2014, police said.
After he appealed the conviction and the case was overturned, Horn was released on a bond pending retrial.
In July, a re-arrest warrant was issued with a $2 million court set bond, police said.
Groton Police charged Horn with cocaine possession, intent to sell, possession of marijuana greater than a half-ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal impersonation.
Horn was also charged with third-degree criminal mischief for flooding a cell's toilet at the Groton Police Department Headquarters, police said.
The United States Marshal's Fugitive Task have Horn in cutosdy. He is expected to appear in court on Aug. 11.
Lopez was charged with cocaine possession, intent to sell, possession of marijuana greater than a half-ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia.