Plainfield police arrest man on heroin charges after brief chase

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PLAINFIELD – Police arrested a man on drug charges after a traffic stop Sunday night.

Police said on Sunday, just before 11:30 p.m. , they saw that the driver of a black 2016 Nissan Altima wasn’t wearing his seatbelt and tried to pull the driver over.

The car took off north on Norwich Road in the area of Xtra Mart Gas Station and turned left onto Fifth Street then right onto Six Street where he was stopped.

Police said while they were talking to the driver, they saw that the driver, Jequon Francis, 27,  was ‘sweating profusely and acting nervous. ‘

Police said they asked Francis to get our of the car after he started reaching under his seat and not following their commands. Police said that when he got out, they noticed a rolled-up dollar bill that contained what appeared to be heroin. Once out of the car, police said Francis let them search the car and they found glassine baggies containing heroin in his wallet.

Francis was arrested and charged with possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to wear a seatbelt. He was held on a $7,500 bail and due at Danielson Superior Court on Monday, November 14. Police said Francis is currently on probation for prior drug charges.