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Sheriff: Teen Driving With Dragging Muffler In Southeast Had Cocaine, Xanax

A Danbury teen was arrested on Route 22 in Southeast for possession of drugs and driving while impaired.
A Danbury teen was arrested on Route 22 in Southeast for possession of drugs and driving while impaired. Photo Credit: Google Maps/Street View

A Danbury teen was charged with drug possession and driving while impaired after being stopped in the town of Southeast, according to Putnam County Sheriff Don Smith.

Eric Henry, 19, was stopped around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, March 18, on Route 22 in Southeast by Deputy Francis McDonough when he saw a car traveling with its muffler dragging on the pavement, said Lt. William McNamara.

During the stop, the deputy determined that Henry was driving while his ability to do so was impaired by drugs. In addition, Henry was found to be in possession of Xanax pills — without having a prescription — and a quantity of cocaine, McNamara said.

Henry was arrested and charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a controlled substance and operating a motor vehicle while his ability was impaired by drugs, both misdemeanors. An investigator from the Sheriff’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit assisted in securing the drug evidence.

Henry was remanded to the Putnam County Correctional Facility until he posted $1,500 bail the same day.

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