On 9/5/2014 at about 10:20 p.m., an officer conducted a motor vehicle stop of a vehicle traveling on Montowese Avenue. Upon making contact with the operator, the officer noted that the vehicle contained items commonly utilized to ingest narcotics. Further investigation revealed that the operator, 54-year-old Frank Proto of East Haven, was in possession of 38 small bags of heroin, a quantity of Suboxone as well as other controlled prescription medication.

Proto was charged with Possession of Narcotics, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of drug Paraphernalia, Operating under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs, and Failure to Maintain Proper Lane. He was held on a $5,000.00 bond pending a 9/8/2014 appearance in Meriden Superior Court.