New Britain man found with loaded gun, number of drugs during Hartford traffic stop

Published on Thursday, 22 September 2022 13:16
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

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A New Britain man was found with a gun and a number of different drugs during a traffic stop in Hartford, state police said Thursday.

Steven Samuels, 32, of 82 Brittany Farms Road, was pulled over Wednesday, around 11 p.m., after he was seen by a trooper in the area of Exit 44, on Interstate 84, swerving and failing to stay in his lane, according to state police.

The 32-year-old pulled over on the Exit 40 off-ramp, where state police said he was evasive when answering questions. Troopers found that there was a warrant out for Samuels’ arrest stemming from an incident in Farmington. 

State police searched Samuels’ vehicle, finding a loaded revolver, more than 1 kilogram of marijuana, 231 grams of illegal mushrooms packaged for sale, vials containing crack cocaine and other items with the sale of drugs. 

He faces charges of illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle, carrying a pistol without a permit, possession with intent to sell more than 1 kilogram of marijuana, possession with intent to sell narcotic or hallucinogen, possession with intent to sell hallucinogen, possession with intent to sell narcotics, use of drug paraphernalia, failure to drive in proper lane and operating under suspension.

Samuels was detained before he was taken into custody by Farmington police. He is scheduled to appear in Hartford Superior Court on Oct. 3. 

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809



Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Thursday, 22 September 2022 13:16. Updated: Thursday, 22 September 2022 13:18.