Man On Parole Taken Into Custody After Taking Part in Drug Deal

On 11/01/2018, Troopers assigned to the Troop D Quality of Life Task Force and Officers assigned to Parole spotted 52 year old Michael King of Putnam on Providence Street near Powhattan Street. It appeared King was about to engage in a drug deal. Troopers and Parole Officers approached King who admitted to having several pieces of crack cocaine on his person. Smith was subsequently placed under arrest for possession of narcotics and the crack cocaine was seized by Troopers. QLTF Troopers called the Putnam Police Department and two Officers arrived at the scene to assist with the investigation. Troopers and Officers then went to #90 Powhattan Street in Putnam to conduct a follow up investigation. When the Police Officers arrived, 44 year old Jude “FACE” Abellard, who was on parole, was located. A Parole Officer located powder cocaine, marijuana and over $2,000.00 in drug money on Abellard which was subsequently seized by Troopers. Abellard was placed under arrest for Possession of Narcotics and Possession of Narcotics WITS. King is to appear in Danielson Superior Court on 11/14/2018. Abellard was remanded back into the custody of the Department of Corrections by Parole Officers and is to appear in Danielson Superior Court on 11/14/2018.

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