NEW BRITAIN – Two New Britain residents and two Plainville residents were charged Sunday night after police pulled their vehicle over during a traffic stop and found $16,000 cash and drugs in the vehicle, police said.
Alexandra Gonzalez, Anthony Santana, Winder Jimenez and Misael Baez were arrested at 8 p.m. after police saw a vehicle in the area of East and Ellis streets with an illegal front license plate, said Acting Deputy Chief Jeanette Portalatin.
When police approached the vehicle, the driver, Santana, told the other occupants to “hide the money,” which was suspicious to the responding officers, Portalatin said.
Police told the four people to exit the vehicle as they searched it and found the money along with 72 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of cocaine, Portalatin said.
All four were charged with possession of a controlled substance with Baez, 26, of Sexton Street, also being charged with interfering with an officer/resisting arrest.
Santana, 22, of Stanley Street, was charged with possession with intent to sell a narcotic substance, possession with intent to sell/dispense by a non drug dependent person and two counts of possession of a controlled substance or more than a half ounce of marijuana.
Gonzalez, 21, of Norton Place, Plainville, was charged with possession of a controlled substance or greater than a half ounce of marijuana, possession with intent to sell/dispense by a non drug dependent person and possession with intent to sell of a narcotic substance.
Jiminez, 23, of Norton Place in Plainville was also charged with possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana.
It was not immediately clear when they are due in court.
Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or email@example.com.